Centre for Astrophysics Research (CAR)

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Overview

CAR carries out research on a broad range of key science questions in astronomy.

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Our research programmes mainly feature observational astronomy, and span the electromagnetic spectrum from X-rays to radio wavelengths. We study many size scales, ranging from the properties of dust grains, up through stars and exoplanets through to entire galaxies and clusters of galaxies in the near- and high-redshift Universe. Survey astronomy is a particular strength. Our computing facilities also permit extensive in-house computer modelling and simulation.

A number of projects are jointly supported by CAR and the Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR), based on our shared strengths in light scattering and instrumentation.

Extragalactic astronomy

Extragalactic astronomy

We carry out research in galaxy and structure formation over all cosmic epochs....

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Galactic astronomy

Galactic astronomy

We study the formation and evolution of stars and sub-stellar objects....

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Surveys

Surveys

UH is a leader in survey astronomy, particularly at optical, near-infrared and submillimetre wavelengths....

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CAR Facilities

CAR Facilities

CAR is actively involved in new observatory instruments and facilities....

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Computing

Computing

UH astronomers benefit from excellent local computing facilities....

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Theory and modelling

Theory and modelling

Theory and modelling are essential to the interpretation of observations....

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