A key focus of our research concerns the transient sky and variability. We study black holes and neutron stars to understand accretion phenomena, test general relativity, and determine the equation-of-state of degenerate matter. Several of our staff are Affiliated PIs with the LSST survey, a revolutionary all-sky, high-cadence optical survey for the 2020s. Southampton, Sussex and Portsmouth have invested in new multi-object spectrographs (4MOST, DESI) ensuring our global leadership in the spectroscopic follow-up of transients discovered by LSST.
Clark, Haswell, Kolb, Norton (Open University)