Dr Chris FrohmaierPosition: Research Fellow in Data Intensive ScienceE-mail: chris.frohmaier(at port.ac.uk)
Telephone: +44 (0)2392 845167Office: DS3.10Personal Website
Research interests: Supernovae, transient rates, transient environments, large sky surveys
My research looks into the astrophysics and rates of supernovae from large sky surveys. I am particularly interested in Type Ia supernovae and I’ve worked primarily with data from the Palomar Transient Factory.
Recently, I have been interest in calcium-rich transients. These supernovae are dubbed ‘faint-and-fast’, due to their low luminosities and rapid light curve evolution. Their properties make them difficult to find in sky survey data but results of my research suggest they occur more commonly in the universe than previously thought.
As part of my role as the ICG’s Data Intensive Science Research Fellow, I also work with medical data. I collaborate with Kings College Hospital in London where I apply algorithms developed for astronomy analysis to cardiovascular data.Qualifications: PhD in Physics
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