Professor of Astrophysics at the
University of Sheffield. Member of the GOTO Executive Board and GOTO Steering Committee.
Paul has research interests in explosive transients, tidal disruption events and multi-messenger sources. In addition to GOTO, Paul is an investigator on several space missions designed to find transients and survey the sky at high energies.
Andrew Levan is a professor at Radboud University Nijmegen and an honorary professor at the University of Warwick. He is broadly interested in the
many ways that stars explosively end their lives.
Peter is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. His research interests include exotic transients, interacting supernovae and tidal disruption events. He is particularly interested in the discovery and follow-up of rapidly evolving transients.
Tom is a PhD student at the University of Warwick. He currently works on developing Bayesian deep learning models for the detection and classification of transients within the GOTO pipeline and datastream.
Daniel is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on the characterisation of transient binaries harbouring compact objects, from classic X-ray binaries to the more extreme “spider” kind. He aims to constrain their properties by combining spectroscopic and photometric modelling techniques.
Krzysztof is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Warwick. He’s responsible for GOTO operations, hardware maintenance and data processing. He’s also involved in OGLE project and has background in sky surveys and variable stars.
Kendall is a postdoc with the GOTO team at Monash University. She is a member of OzGrav and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. Her research interests are in coordination of EM follow-up of gravitational wave sources, astrophysical transients such as gamma-ray bursts and kilonovae, and machine learning techniques with applications to large-scale data sets.
Rene Breton is a Professor of Astrophysics at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. His research interests revolve around neutron stars and pulsars, transients, binary systems, tests of gravity and neutron star equation of state.
Mark is a postdoc in Manchester. His work focuses on looking for state transitions in cataclysmic variables and low mass X-ray binaries, alongside hunting for new “spider” millisecond pulsar systems.
Chris Frohmaier is a Research Fellow in Data Intensive Science at the University of Portsmouth. His research interests include population statistics of supernovae in large sky-survey data, the astrophysical properties of faint-and-fast transients, and the use of type Ia supernovae as cosmological probes.
Joe Lyman is a software developer for the GOTO project, working on the real-time pipeline and marshall. His science interests are astrophysical transients, such as supernovae, gamma-ray bursts and kilonovae, and the galaxies they inhabit.
Elizabeth Stanway’s research focuses on the host galaxies on transients and on the theoretical modelling of binary systems which support interpretation of extragalactic events, as well as galaxy evolution more general. She is currently one of the GOTO Ombudspersons.
Rhaana is an Associate Professor at the University of Leicester, researching astrophysical transients. She combines observations from space and from the ground to understand the physics behind gamma-ray bursts, tidal disruption events and unidentified transients, as well as studying supermassive black holes in active galaxies.
Klaas is a postdoctoral research fellow at Warwick. He works on transients that are
associated with non-thermal emission, such as gamma-ray bursts and gravitational wave
sources. He uses polarimetry as a tool to understand transient populations better, and
enjoys looking through the GOTO data for new transients.
Ry works on the development of the real-time image subtraction pipeline. Their research focuses on the identification of rapidly evolving and peculiar transients, like kilonovae.
I am involved in works on the set up of semi-automatic search for asteroids and moving objects using GOTO data. I am also involved in the monitoring of variable stars using GOTO data.
Or Graur is a Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics, and is interested in supernovae and other exotic transients that can be discovered and followed-up with GOTO.
I am a PhD student working on photometric classification of GOTO transient and variable sources with machine learning methods.
Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Gravitational Waves and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow. Her research interests are in kilonovae and any other counterparts to gravitational wave events. Laura also works in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Paul is a project manager on the GOTO project. He is also involved in the PLATO mission where he works for the PLATO science management office. Scientifically he works on a variety of astrophysical topics mainly focused on far-UV observations aimed at understanding exocomets.