Professor P N Best, FRSE
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:
- Revisiting the Fanaroff-Riley dichotomy and radio-galaxy morphology with the LOFAR Two-Metre Sky Survey (LoTSS) DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Astronomy & astrophysics
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- The Dynamics and Distribution of Angular Momentum in HiZELS Star-Forming Galaxies at z = 0.8 - 3.3 DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society