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

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

Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): Properties and evolution of red spiral galaxies

Mahajan, S., Kamal Gupta, K., Rana, R., Brown, M. J. I., Phillipps, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., …Wang, L. (in press). Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): Properties and evolution of red spiral galaxies. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2993

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