Observational Astrophysics Members

Prof. Paul Callanan

Prof. Paul Callanan, group leader. He makes sure everyone below is hard at work.

Dr. Owen McConnell

Owen has just defended his PhD. The focus of his thesis is mass determinations of compact objects in low mass x-ray binaries. This photo of Owen from 2013 was the last known occurence of him smiling until he passed his viva.


Dr. Mark Kennedy

Mark is a Naughton Fellow who has recently passed his viva voce exam. His main work focuses on unusual binary star systems. When not in the lab, he can be found running around the corridors of the Kane screaming “isn’t physics great?” at the undergrads.


Personal website: http://mkenne15.github.io/

Selma Bouanane

Selma is a Master’s student and the newest addition to the group. Her work is based around binary systems in the globular cluster 47 Tucanae.



Former Members:

Mark Leddy

David Ahern

Simon Henleywillis

Dan Hurley

Liam O’Shaughnessy

Adam Moss

Dr. Anna Hourihane

Dr. Patrick Elebert

Dr. Mark Reynolds

Francis O’Donovan

Manuel Perez-Torres

Peter Curran

Nakisa Nooraee