Dr. Robert Izzard
I am an STFC Rutherford fellow and lecturer in the astrophysics group at the University of Surrey.
I was previously at the Institute of Astronomy, part of the University of Cambridge. I was also a teaching by-fellow at Churchill College.
Prior to this I was a W2 Professor at the University of Bonn, a Marie-Curie fellow at l'Université libre de Bruxelles, an NWO fellow at the University of Utrecht and I did my PhD at the IOA in Cambridge, graduating in 2004.
|Date||Talk at GAS meeting|
|2 Jan 2020||Binary stars: astrophysical laboratories
The stars in the sky are not always isolated and alone: many live with companions in binary star systems. If the stars in a binary are close enough they can interact by interchanging mass and spin, leading to astophysical phenomena like thermonuclear supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.