Professor P N Best
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 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 pre-honours course "Discovering Astronomy" and the Senior Honours level course "High Energy Astrophysics" as well as supervising Senior Honours and Integrated Masters projects. I am the Admissions Officer for the School, and Chair the School Board of Studies.
Philip has featured in the following recent School news stories:
- Dust attenuation in 2 < z < 3 star-forming galaxies from deep ALMA observations of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Astronomy & Astrophysics, 607
- The KMOS Redshift One Spectroscopic Survey (KROSS): the origin of disc turbulence in z ≈ 1 star-forming galaxies DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, 4, p. 5076-5104
- LOFAR reveals the giant: a low-frequency radio continuum study of the outflow in the nearby FR I radio galaxy 3C 31 DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, 4, p. 5049-5067
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, 4, p. 5023-5035