Rob Beswick

Rob Beswick

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I am a Professor of Astrophysics, Joint-Director of the UK's SKA Regional Centre and the Head of Science Operations and User Support for the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility.

I play a key role within the University of Manchester's Centre for Excellence in Radio Astronomy (CERA) which draws together research and operational staff working on e-MERLIN, VLBI, ALMA, LOFAR and the SKA. 

My main areas of research are extragalactic radio astronomy, encompassing star-formation and accretion processes through cosmic time, spectral line observations at high resolution, transient astronomical events and radio interferometric techniques. I am PI (along with Ian McHardy, Southampton) of the e-MERLIN Legacy project, Legacy e-MERLIN Multi-band imaging of Nearby Galaxies (LeMMINGS), which has been granted a total of 810hrs of e-MERLIN time. This programme will image 300 nearby galaxies with sub-arcsecond resolutions and microJansky sensitivities.

Overview

I am a Professor of Astrophysics, Joint-Director of the UK's SKA Regional Centre and the Head of Science Operations and User Support for the e-MERLIN/VLBI National Facility.

I play a key role within the University of Manchester's Centre for Excellence in Radio Astronomy (CERA) which draws together research and operational staff working on e-MERLIN, VLBI, ALMA, LOFAR and the SKA. 

My main areas of research are extragalactic radio astronomy, encompassing star-formation and accretion processes through cosmic time, spectral line observations at high resolution, transient astronomical events and radio interferometric techniques. I am PI (along with Ian McHardy, Southampton) of the e-MERLIN Legacy project, Legacy e-MERLIN Multi-band imaging of Nearby Galaxies (LeMMINGS), which has been granted a total of 810hrs of e-MERLIN time. This programme will image 300 nearby galaxies with sub-arcsecond resolutions and microJansky sensitivities.

 

Contact Address:

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, The Alan Turing Building, School of Physics and Astronomy,

The University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

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Jodrell Bank Observatory,

Lower Withington, The University of Manchester,

Maccelsfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL, UK

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Keywords

  • Star-formation
  • Supernovae
  • Distant galaxies
  • Spectral-lines
  • ISM
  • e-MERLIN
  • SKA
  • ALMA
  • Extragalactic Radio/mm-wave Astronomy
  • radio interferometry
  • Research Infrastructures

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