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Professor Steven Phillipps

Professor Steven Phillipps

Professor Steven Phillipps

Emeritus Professor

Office 4.12
School of Physics,
HH Wills Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue BS8 1TL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6881

Research summary

My research is centred around large surveys, primarily of extra-galctic objects but also of Galactic sources, carried out using large optical telescopes on the ground or in space. In particular, we have made spectroscopic surveys of dwarf (i.e. low luminosity) galaxies in the nearby clusters Virgo and Fornax, the highlight of which has been the discovery of an entirely new class of stellar systems, which we call Ultra-Compact Dwarfs or UCDs. I am also a member of the international teams carrying out the Hubble Space Telescope Treasury Survey of the Coma Cluster, the GAMA (Galaxy and Mass Accumulation) survey ...

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Biography

Ph.D., Cosmology Group, Department of Physics, University of Durham, 1979. (Thesis title: \Correlation Analyses of Faint Galaxy Samples").

M.Sc., Astronomy (with Distinction), University of Sussex, 1975. (Thesis title: \Analysis of Quasar Redshifts").

B.Sc., 1st class honours, Mathematics with Physics, University of Sussex, 1974.

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Recent publications

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