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Dr Christopher Few

Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Summary

Gareth Few is a computational astrophysicist whose research interests are the formation and evolution of spiral galaxies. Specifically, he focuses on the processes which shape galaxies, how different chemical elements are distributed within them, and the various processes that determine where stars form. Gareth's simulations use some of the world's most powerful supercomputers, without which these sophisticated hydrodynamics models would be impossible. He is active in science outreach, presenting science talks to schools, science clubs and the public as well as chairing the Beverley Café Scientifique and Hull branch of the British Science Association.

Journal Article

The time evolution of the Milky Way’s oxygen abundance gradient

Mollá, M., Díaz, Á. I., Cavichia, O., Gibson, B. K., Maciel, W. J., Costa, R. D. D., …Few, C. G. (2019). The time evolution of the Milky Way’s oxygen abundance gradient. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 482(3), 3071–3088. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty2877

Testing hydrodynamics schemes in galaxy disc simulations

Few, C. G., Dobbs, C., Pettitt, A., & Konstandin, L. (2016). Testing hydrodynamics schemes in galaxy disc simulations. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 460(4), 4382-4396. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw1226

The properties, origin and evolution of stellar clusters in galaxy simulations and observations

Dobbs, C. L., Adamo, A., Few, C. G., Calzetti, D., Dale, D. A., Elmegreen, B. G., …Whitmore, B. (2017). The properties, origin and evolution of stellar clusters in galaxy simulations and observations. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 464(3), 3580-3596. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw2200

The role of stellar radial motions in shaping galaxy surface brightness profiles

Ruiz-Lara, T., Few, C. G., Florido, E., Gibson, B. K., Pérez, I., & Sánchez-Blázquez, P. (2017). The role of stellar radial motions in shaping galaxy surface brightness profiles. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 608, A126. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201731485

The Gaia-ESO Survey: matching chemodynamical simulations to observations of the Milky Way

Thompson, B. B., Few, C. G., Bergemann, M., Gibson, B. K., MacFarlane, B. A., Serenelli, A., …Zaggia, S. (2018). The Gaia-ESO Survey: matching chemodynamical simulations to observations of the Milky Way. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 473(1), 185-197. https://doi.org/10.1093/MNRAS/STX2316

Postgraduate supervision

Gareth welcomes applications from potential PhD or Masters candidates interested in galaxy simulations and galactic chemical evolution.