Institute of Astronomy

Dr Robert G Izzard


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  • The evolution of single, binary and multiple stars.
  • The origin of the chemical elements.
  • Disc and planet formation in binary stars.
  • Stellar nucleosynthesis and chemically peculiar stars.
  • Astrostatistics of single and multiple stellar systems.
  • Globular clusters and their multiple stellar generations.
  • Chemical evolution of the Galaxy.
  • The progenitors of Gamma-Ray Bursts.
  • Computational astrophysics.
  • Science education and realisation.

Selected papers


  • 2015-: STFC Rutherford fellow, Cambridge.
  • 2010-15: W2 Professor of Astrophysics at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy at the University of Bonn.
  • 2008-10: Marie-Curie Fellow at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • 2005-08: NWO Fellow at Utrecht University.
  • 2000-04: PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.


BA, MNatSci, MA, PhD, bronze swimming certificate

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