Annette Ferguson

Professor A Ferguson

Academic staff
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (ROE)
Room C13

Annette is a member of the following School research institute:

Research interests

I work at the Institute for Astronomy, which is part of the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh.    My research focuses on understanding how galaxies form and evolve through detailed observational analyses of the structure, kinematics and stellar content of galaxies in and beyond the Local Group.  My work involves utilising state-of-the-art surveys such as PAndAS, Pan-STARRS PS1 and Gaia, wide-field observations with some of the world's largest telescopes (e.g. Subaru, VLT, Gemini) and high precision photometric observations with the Hubble Space Telescope.   I am also involved in planning for the scientific exploitation of data from the European Space Agency's Euclid mission, as well as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

I have taught a range of undergraduate courses at the University of Edinburgh. I currently co-teach  Astrophysics, a 4th year course for astronomy majors, co-supervise the Telescope Group Projects and course organize Physics with a Year Abroad. In addition, I usually supervise several undergraduate research projects (Senior Honours and/or MPhys) per year.

Since 2011, I have served as a Personal Tutor in the School of Physics and Astronomy overseeing the academic progress of typically ~30 undegraduates per year.  I also serve as the School's Admission Officer. 

Recent publications

  1. , , , , , , , , and , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 491, 2, p. 2366-2390
  2. , , , , , , , , , et al., Astrophysical Journal Letters, 885, 1
  3. , , , , and , Astrophysical Journal, 884
  4. , , , , , , , , , , et al., Nature
  5. , , , , , , , , , et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society