Institute of Astronomy

Dr Helen Russell


Office: Hoyle H53
Office Tel: (01223) 330895
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  • AGN feedback in galaxies and clusters
  • Galaxy cluster structure, mergers and evolution
  • Multi-wavelength studies of cool gas and star formation in central cluster galaxies
  • Future X-ray missions including AXIS and ATHENA

Selected papers

The imprints of AGN feedback within a supermassive black hole's sphere of influence: Russell et al. (2018)

Close entrainment of massive molecular gas flows by radio bubbles in the central galaxy of Abell 1795: Russell et al. (2017)

ALMA observations of massive molecular gas filaments encasing radio bubbles in the Phoenix cluster: Russell et al. (2017)

ALMA observations of cold molecular gas filaments trailing rising radio bubbles in PKS0745-191: Russell et al. (2016)

Inside the Bondi radius of M87: Russell et al. (2015)

The bow shock, cold fronts and disintegrating cool core in the merging galaxy group RX J0751.3+5012: Russell et al. (2014)

Massive molecular gas flows in the A1664 brightest cluster galaxy: Russell et al. (2014)

Radiative efficiency, variability and Bondi accretion on to massive black holes: the transition from radio AGN to quasars in brightest cluster galaxies: Russell et al. (2013)

Shock fronts, electron-ion equilibration and intracluster medium transport processes in the merging cluster Abell 2146: Russell et al. (2012)

The X-ray luminous cluster underlying the z = 1.04 quasar PKS 1229-021: Russell et al. (2012)

A merger mystery: no extended radio emission in the merging cluster Abell 2146: Russell et al. (2011)

Chandra observation of two shock fronts in the merging galaxy cluster Abell 2146: Russell et al. (2010)

The X-ray luminous cluster underlying the bright radio-quiet quasar H1821+643: Russell et al. (2010)

Direct X-ray spectral deprojection of galaxy clusters: Russell et al. (2008)


2017 -  : STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

2014 - 2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

2013 - 2014: International Junior Research Fellow, Durham University

2010 - 2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Waterloo

2011: Visiting Scientist with the SAO Fellowship Program, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

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