SEPnet-ASTRO SEPnet (South-East Physics network) is a collaboration of physics departments in the South-East of England dedicated to supporting and improving physics education, research, outreach and employability. Within this network, SEPnet-Astro is a large collaboration of astrophysicists at the Universities of Kent, Oxford, Portsmouth, Queen Mary University of London, Southampton and Sussex as well as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
SEPnet-Astro exists to encourage and support coherent research across the South-East of England through the strategic investment in astronomy, astrophysics, space wcience and cosmology. Specifically, SEPnet-Astro has:
- Hired six permanent astrophysicists within the member universities. The holders of these posts are presented on the research webpage.
- The new posts are a major investment in astronomy across the region. The "SEPnet Lecturers" cover a variety of research topics but have been selected to complement our other investments in the region (below) and work together as a team to consolidate astrophysics within the region.
- Commit research funding to LOFAR-UK to facilitate the construction of new radio astronomy facilities in the South-East of England. This will lead to the location of a complete LOFAR radio station at the Chilbolton Observatory in 2010.
- Develop significant computational resources for the SEPnet-Astro partners to facilitate the analysis, transport and storage of data from the next generation of radio observatories.
If you have any comments regarding SEPnet-Astro, please contact Dr. David Bacon from Portsmouth who is the present Chair of the SEPnet-Astro Steering/Management Committee.
Or contact the Kent astrophysics group webmaster.