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Dr Elke Roediger

Senior Lecturer/ Director of Studies for Physics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Mathematics

Summary

Dr Elke Roediger leads the galaxy cluster group in the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics. Her research combines numerical simulations with observations in international collaborations.

Elke joined the University of Hull in September 2015. She studied physics and astrophysics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel and the University of Glasgow.

In 2005, she was awarded a PhD in astrophysics by the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. Since then Elke has held positions as a postdoctoral researcher at the Jacobs University Bremen and the Hamburg University Observatory, and as Visiting Scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Journal Article

Variability and proper motion of x-ray knots in the jet of Centaurus A

Snios, B., Wykes, S., Nulsen, P. E. . J., Kraft, R. P., Meyer, E. T., Birkinshaw, M., …Jones, C. (2019). Variability and proper motion of x-ray knots in the jet of Centaurus A. The Astrophysical journal, 871(2), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aafaf3

Constraining gas motions in the intra-cluster medium

Simionescu, A., ZuHone, J., Zhuravleva, I., Churazov, E., Gaspari, M., Nagai, D., …Paerels, F. (2019). Constraining gas motions in the intra-cluster medium. Space Science Reviews, 215, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-019-0590-1

A new class of x-ray tails of early-type galaxies and subclusters in galaxy clusters: Slingshot tails versus ram pressure stripped tails

Sheardown, A., Fish, T. M., Roediger, E., Hunt, M., ZuHone, J., Su, Y., …De Grandi, S. (2019). A new class of x-ray tails of early-type galaxies and subclusters in galaxy clusters: Slingshot tails versus ram pressure stripped tails. The Astrophysical journal, 874(2), 112. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab0c06

Close-up view of an ongoing merger between the NGC 4839 group and the Coma cluster – a post-merger scenario

Lyskova, N., Churazov, E., Zhang, C., Forman, W., Jones, C., Dolag, K., …Sheardown, A. (2019). Close-up view of an ongoing merger between the NGC 4839 group and the Coma cluster – a post-merger scenario. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(2), 2922-2934. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz597

Extended X-ray study of M49: The frontier of the Virgo cluster

Su, Y., Kraft, R. P., Nulsen, P. E. J., Jones, C., Maccarone, T. J., Mernier, F., …Churazov, E. (2019). Extended X-ray study of M49: The frontier of the Virgo cluster. The Astronomical journal, 158(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/ab1d51

Research interests

Clusters of galaxies

Intra-cluster medium

Galaxy evolution

Computational astrophysics

Astrophysical plasma physics

Hydrodynamics

Awards and prizes

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2017

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

2017

Conference organisation

Member of SOC of conference on Extreme Galaxies and their Extreme Environments

2020

Member of LOC of National Astronomy Meeting 2017 in Hull

2017

Member of SOC of Symposium no. 8 'Ram pressure stripping and galaxy evolution' at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science

2017

Conference presentation

Invited talk at GAs Stripping Phenomena (GASP) workshop in Padova

2019

Invitation as review speaker to the conference "Tracing Cosmic Evolution with Clusters of Galaxies IV" (declined due to time constraints)

2019

Invitation to 5th Physics of the Intracluster Medium: Theory and Computation Workshop (declined due to time constraints)

2019

Presentation at the 16th High Energy Astrophysics Division Meeting

2017

Invited talk at the expert workshop "Clusters of Galaxies: Physics and Cosmology", organized by ISSI (the International Space Science Institute in Bern, Switzerland

2017

Invited talk at the expert workshop "Galaxy Evolution in Groups and Clusters at 'low' redshifts: theory and observations"

2017

Journal peer reviewer

Paper review for journal (some done, some declined)

2018

Paper review for journal (some done, some declined)

2019

Reviewed several papers for astrophysics journals

2017

Other

Invited seminar talk at INAF Padova, Italy

2019

Invited Seminar talk at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University

2018

Invited Seminar talk at Institute for Computational Cosmology at the University of Durham

2017

Invited Seminar talk at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

2017

Research assessment service

Invited Reviewer for the Cycle 21 Chandra X-ray Observatory Peer Review

2019

Invitation to review research proposal for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (declined due to time constraints)

2018

Scholarship role

AURORA Leadership Training

2019