Astrophysics Research Institute – LJMU

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The Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is one of the world’s leading authorities in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The work of the ARI encompasses a comprehensive programme of observational and theoretical research, telescope operation and instrument development, academic learning and outreach activities.

Research interests of the ARI include studies in star formation, stellar evolution, time-domain astrophysics (particularly novae, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts), galaxy formation, dynamics and evolution (including AGN), and galaxy clusters, and we have formal partnerships with several major international projects including e-MERLIN, VISTA, Euclid, GALEX, WEAVE on the William Herschel Telescope, LOFAR and the LSST.

We run unique three year BSc and four year MPhys courses in Astronomy and Astrophysics in conjunction with the University of Liverpool; provide an extensive range of exciting distance learning courses; have developed Spaceport in conjunction with Mersey Travel and are home to the prestigious National Schools’ Observatory that brings astronomy directly into many UK schools, enthusing school students about the study of science and technology.

The ARI was recently involved in the discovery of TRAPPIST-1, a dwarf-star some 39.5 light years away.

Astrophysics Research Institute – LJMU

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Liverpool Science Park
Innovation Centre 2,
146 Brownlow Hill
Liverpool
L3 5RF

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