Kevin Pimbblet

Dr Kevin Pimbblet

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

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

Qualifications

  • PhD (Durham University)

Summary

Physics Research Excellence Framework Lead/ Athena Swan Departmental Champion

Kevin is an experienced British-Australian observational astronomer, having worked in multiple research intensive institutions across two continents.

He read his PhD at the University of Durham (Collingwood College) and, following more than a decade in Australia, returned to the UK in 2014.

His core research interests cover a number of modern astrophysical topics and issues in the umbrella areas of extra-galactic astronomy and astrophysics, large-scale structure of the Universe and cosmology.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Star-Forming, Rotating Spheroidal Galaxies in the GAMA and SAMI Surveys

Moffett, A. J., Phillipps, S., Robotham, A. S. G., Driver, S. P., Bremer, M. N., Cortese, L., …Van De Sande, J. (2019). Star-Forming, Rotating Spheroidal Galaxies in the GAMA and SAMI Surveys. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489(2), 2830–2843. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2237

Heterogeneity of inverted calcium II H:K ratio cluster galaxies

Pimbblet, K. A., Crossett, J. P., & Fraser-McKelvie, A. (2019). Heterogeneity of inverted calcium II H:K ratio cluster galaxies. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490(1), 455-466. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2549

Redshift measurement through star formation

Lindholmer, M. O., & Pimbblet, K. A. (2019). Redshift measurement through star formation. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 629, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201833046

The Rotational Profiles of Cluster Galaxies

Bilton, L. E., Hunt, M., Pimbblet, K. A., & Roediger, E. (2019). The Rotational Profiles of Cluster Galaxies. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490(4), 5017-5032. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2927

The Rotational Profiles of Cluster Galaxies

Bilton, L. E., Hunt, M., Pimbblet, K. A., & Roediger, E. (2019). The Rotational Profiles of Cluster Galaxies. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490(4), 5017-5032. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2927

Research interests

Primary areas

- Galaxy evolution, formation, and environment over cosmologically significant timescales

- Stellar populations inside galaxies and their response to their physical environment

- Clusters and superclusters of galaxies, their kinematics, constituents, and growth

- Star formation in galaxies, and active galactic nuclei

- Brightest cluster galaxies (cD galaxies), and dwarf galaxies

- Filaments of galaxies that stretch between galaxy clusters, voids, large-scale structure, and topology

- Large, wide-field, and deep redshift surveys of the sky

Other areas

- Astronomical image processing, automated classification, machine learning

- Virtual observatory, and catalogue matching and handling

- Astrophysics and physics education

- Dark energy, and the standard model of cosmology

- Random number generation, statistics, statistical methods, game theory

Postgraduate supervision

Observational astronomy and astrophysics, with a particular focus on galaxies, galaxy evolution, galaxy formation, stellar populations of galaxies, AGN, galaxy clusters, and large-scale structure of the Universe.

Completed PhDs

- Charlotte Wilkinson (2015-2019)

- Yjan Gordon (2015-2018)

- Amelia Fraser-McKelvie (2013-2017)

- Jacob Crossett (2012-2017)

- Dane Kleiner (2012-2017)

- Nic Bonne (2011-2015)

- David Palamara (2010-2015)

- Tim Dolley (2010-2015)

- Richard Beare (2010-2014)

- Brendan Griffen (2008-2009)

- Russell Jurek (2005-2009)

- Peter Firth (2005-2008)

- Isaac Roseboom (2004-2007)

Current PhD supervisions

- Mikkel Kristensen

- Mikkel Lindholmer

- Lawrence Bilton

- Oliver Bartlett