Professor P N Best, FRSE
- Professor of Extragalactic Astrophysics
- Academic staff
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (ROE)
- Email: pnb [at] roe.ac.uk
- Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8358
- Personal home page
- Edinburgh Research Explorer profile
Philip is a member of the following School research institute:
- Observational cosmology, studies of galaxy formation, and the high redshift Universe.
- Active galactic nuclei (AGN), in particular their host galaxies, and their influence on galaxy evolution.
- Radio astronomy, the cosmic evolution of radio sources, their growth, and radio source shocks
- Star-forming galaxies at high redshift, and the star-formation history of the Universe
- Clusters and groups of galaxies, and the effect of environment on the nature and properties of galaxies.
I am currently Head of the Institute for Astronomy
I have designed, organised and lectured a number of different courses, from pre-honours to Masters level, as well as serving on the School's Teaching Committee for five years, and being Senior Director of Studies of four years. Currently, I organise and lecture the SH/IM level course "High Energy Astrophysics" as well as leading the "Telescope Group Project" and supervising Senior Honours and Integrated Masters projects.
Philip has featured in the following recent School news stories:
- UK-led robotic sky scanner reveals its first galactic fingerprint
- Major success for Edinburgh Astrophysicists with the James Webb Space Telescope
- Ultra-sensitive radio images reveal thousands of star-forming galaxies in early Universe
- Triple success in Astronomy Grants
- Astronomers release first part of deep all-sky radio survey with LOFAR
- The Messenger, 190, 2023, p. 25-27
- The LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey Deep Fields Data Release 1. V. Survey description, source classifications and host galaxy properties, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Astronomy and Astrophysics, 672, p. 1-10
- MIGHTEE: deep 1.4 GHz Source Counts and the Sky Temperature Contribution of Star Forming Galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 520, 2, p. 2668-2691
- Astronomy and Astrophysics, 670, p. 1-15