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Our studies currently focus mainly on X-ray binary systems. The members of the Observational Astrophysics Group are currently researching the following areas:

  • High-Energy Astrophysics;
  • X-ray Binaries: CVs, Black Holes, Neutron Stars, and other LMXBs;
  • Optical Phenomena.

See the group description page for more details.

Very large group photo at La Sapienza University in Rome of The X-ray Universe 2017 Conference delegates (see in you can find Mark).
Very large group photo at La Sapienza University in Rome of The X-ray Universe 2017 Conference delegates (see if you can find Mark).
"Better luck next time" -  group member Mark Kennedy (left) after he passed his viva with his external examiner, Dr. Chris Watson (right)
“Better luck next time” – group member Mark Kennedy (left) with his external examiner, Dr. Chris Watson from QUB (right) after Mark passed his viva voce exam.
Mark Kennedy meeting  Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell at the Lindau award ceremony hosted by the Irish Research Council.
Mark Kennedy meeting Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell at the Lindau award ceremony from the Irish Research Council.
Paul Callanan, Asaf Pe'er, Mark Kennedy and Danny Riordan at the Irish National Astronomy Meeting 2016
Paul Callanan, Asaf Pe’er, Mark Kennedy and Danny Riordan at the Irish National Astronomy Meeting 2016
Group leader Prof. Paul Callanan visiting the Paranal Observatory in Chile in summer 2016
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A photo of PhD student Mark Kennedy at the IAC Winter School 2015 in Tenerife.