Dr Elke Roediger

Dr Elke Roediger

Reader in Astrophysics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences

Summary

Dr Elke Roediger leads the galaxy cluster group at the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull. 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 (Germany) and the University of Glasgow (Scotland).

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.

Elke has taught in:

* Third year Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics

* Second-year Mathematics for Physicists

* Final Year projects coordinator (since 2022)

* First year Physics Labs

* First year Gravitation and Astronomy

* Foundation Physics

* Capstone - Research Topics in Astrophysics

* Final Year projects

She was Director of Studies for Physics 2019-2022.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Developing undergraduate practical skills and independence with 'at home practical kits'

Hubbard, K., Henri, D., Scott, G., Snelling, H., & Roediger, E. (in press). Developing undergraduate practical skills and independence with ‘at home practical kits’. International journal of science education, https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2024.2311087

A Chandra Study of the NGC 7618/UGC 12491 Major Group Merger at Apogee: Multiple Cold Fronts, Boxy Wings, Filaments, and Arc-shaped Slingshot Tails

Machacek, M. E., Jones, C., Kraft, R. P., Forman, W. R., Roediger, E., Sheardown, A., & Wan, J. T. (2023). A Chandra Study of the NGC 7618/UGC 12491 Major Group Merger at Apogee: Multiple Cold Fronts, Boxy Wings, Filaments, and Arc-shaped Slingshot Tails. The Astrophysical journal, 958(1), Article 93. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ad00b2

AMUSE-Antlia. I. Nuclear X-Ray Properties of Early-type Galaxies in a Dynamically Young Galaxy Cluster

Hu, Z., Su, Y., Li, Z., Hess, K. M., Kraft, R. P., Forman, W. R., …Roediger, E. (2023). AMUSE-Antlia. I. Nuclear X-Ray Properties of Early-type Galaxies in a Dynamically Young Galaxy Cluster. The Astrophysical journal, 956(2), Article 104. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/acf292

Resilience of sloshing cold fronts against subsequent minor mergers

Vaezzadeh, I., Roediger, E., Cashmore, C., Hunt, M., Zuhone, J., Forman, W., …Churazov, E. (2022). Resilience of sloshing cold fronts against subsequent minor mergers. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 514(1), 518-534. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stac784

GASP XXIX-unwinding the arms of spiral galaxies via ram-pressure stripping

Bellhouse, C., McGee, S. L., Smith, R., Poggianti, B. M., Jaffé, Y. L., Kraljic, K., …Shin, J. (2020). GASP XXIX-unwinding the arms of spiral galaxies via ram-pressure stripping. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 500(1), 1285-1312. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3298

Research interests

Clusters of galaxies

Intra-cluster medium

Galaxy evolution

Computational astrophysics

Astrophysical plasma physics

Hydrodynamics and hydrodynamic instabilities

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Astrophysics at the University of Hull

Funder

STFC Science & Technology Facilities Council

Grant

£704,947.00

Started

1 April 2018

Status

Complete

Project

A ram pressure stripping toy model for jellyfish galaxies

Funder

Royal Astronomical Society

Grant

£1,200.00

Started

1 July 2021

Status

Complete

Awards and prizes

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2017

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

2017

Conference organisation

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

Journal peer reviewer

Regular reviewer for astrophysical journals

2006 - 2023

Research assessment service

Invited Reviewer for the Cycle 24 Chandra X-ray Observatory Peer Review

2022

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

2019

Invited Reviewer for the Cycle 18 Chandra X-ray Observatory Peer Review

2016

Invited Reviewer for the Cycle 15 Chandra X-ray Observatory Peer Review

2013

Invited Reviewer for the Cycle 13 Chandra X-ray Observatory Peer Review

2011

Scholarship role

AURORA Leadership Training

2019

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