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Professor in the Department of Physicsocw214+44 (0) 191 33 43526
Member of the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy  
Member of the Institute for Computational CosmologyOCW214+44 (0) 191 33 43526
Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  

Biography

Responsibilities within department


Organisation of the astronomical computingfor the Level 4 astronomy projects.

Teaching activity


Post-graduate course in Statistical Methods in Astronomy

Research interests

My reasearch time is shared between observational andtheoretical cosmology.In particular, I work on the formation and evolution of galaxiesand clusters of galaxies. I am fascinated by the existence ofgalaxies and the ways in which they formed. Why is the nightsky so full of stars? What has made the different types ofgalaxies so different from each other? I like to speculate aboutwhat it would be like to live in a galaxy cluster. Interested? metoo. Take this link to find out more about my research interestsand recent papers...

Research interests

  • extragalactic astronomy and cosmology

Research Projects

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics: Cosmology: the formation of galaxies and the universe we see.

Publications

Chapter in book

  • Tanner, B. K., Bower, R. G., McLeish, T. C. B. & Gasper, Giles E. M. (2016). Unity and Symmetry in the De Luce of Robert Grosseteste. In Robert Grosseteste and the Pursuit of Religious and Scientific learning in the Middle-Ages. Cunningham, Jack P. & Hocknull, M. Springer. 18: 3-20.

Conference Paper

  • Schaller, M., Bower, R. G. & Theuns, T. (2013), On the use of particle based methods for cosmological hydrodynamical simulations, 8th International SPHERIC Workshop. Trondheim, Norway, Trondheim.
  • Mitchell, N.L., Bower, R.G., Theuns, T. & Vorobyov, E.I. (2012), Towards Understanding Simulated Feedback in AMR and SPH Codes and the Multi-Phase Nature of the ISM, in Capuzzo-Dolcetta, R., Limongi, M. & Tornambè, A. eds, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series 453: Advances in Computational Astrophysics: Methods, Tools, and Outcome. 19.
  • Scharf, C. A., Smail, I., Ivison, R. J. and Bower, R. G. (2004), X-ray Emission from a Proto-cluster at z = 3.8, Clusters of Galaxies: Probes of Cosmological Structure and Galaxy Evolution
  • Kodama, T., Smail, Ian, Nakata, F., Okamura, S. and & Bower, R. G. (2004), History of Mass Assembly and Star Formation in Galaxy Cluster, Studies of Galaxies in the Young Universe with New Generation Telescope 23-31.
  • Bacon, Roland, Bauer, Svend-Marian, Bower, Richard, Cabrit, Sylvie, Cappellari, Michele, Carollo, Marcella, Combes, Francoise, Davies, Roger L., Delabre, Bernard, Dekker, Hans, Devriendt, Julien, Djidel, Slimane, Duchateau, Michel, Dubois, Jean-Pierre, Emsellem, Eric, Ferruit, Pierre, Franx, Marijn, Gilmore, Gerard F., Guiderdoni, Bruno, Henault, Francois, Hubin, Norbert, Jungwiert, Bruno, Kelz, Andreas, Le Louarn, Miska, Lewis, Ian J., Lizon, Jean-Louis, McDermid, Richard, Morris, Simon L., Laux, Uwe, Le Fèvre, Olivier, Lantz, Blandine, Lilly, Simon, Lynn, James, Pasquini, Luca, Pecontal, Arlette, Pinet, Patrick, Popovic, Dan, Quirrenbach, Andreas, Reiss, Roland, Roth, Martin M., Steinmetz, Matthias, & Stuik, Remko, Wisotzki, Luc and de Zeeuw, P. Tim (2004), The second-generation VLT instrument MUSE: science drivers and instrument design, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy. Edited by Alan F. M. Moorwood and Iye Masanori. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5492, pp. 1145-1149 (2004) 5492: 1145-1149.
  • Fritz, A., Ziegler, B. L., Bower, R. G., Smail, I. and & Davies, R. L. (2004), Early-type Galaxies in the Cluster Abell 2390 at z = 0.23, Clusters of Galaxies: Probes of Cosmological Structure and Galaxy Evolution
  • Baldry, I. K., Balogh, M. L., Bower, R., Glazebrook, K., & and Nichol, R. C. (2004), Color bimodality: Implications for galaxy evolution, AIP Conf. Proc. 743: The New Cosmology: Conference on Strings and Cosmology 743: 106-119.
  • Gilbank, David G., Castander, F. J., Balogh, M. L. and & Bower, R. G. (2004), Wide-field spectroscopy of a galaxy cluster pair at z=0.4, IAU Colloq. 195: Outskirts of Galaxy Clusters: Intense Life in the Suburbs 95-97.
  • Balogh, M.L. & Bower, R.G. (2003), Galaxy Evolution: Internally or Externally Driven?, Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica Conference Series 17: 220-221.
  • Couch, W. J., Balogh, M., Bower, R. and Lewis, I. (2003), The Cluster `Sphere of Influence': Tracking Star Formation with Environment via Hα Surveys, ASP Conf. Ser. 289: The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I 289: 235-.
  • Kodama, T., Smail, I., Nakata, F., Okamura, S. and Bower, & R. G. (2003), Large Scale Environmental Effects in Clusters of Galaxies, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series 301: 235-.
  • Castander, F. J., Balogh, M. L., Bernardi, M., Bower, R. G., Connolly, A. J., Gilbank, D. G., Gómez, P. L., Goto, T., Hopkins, A. M., Miller, C. J., Nichol, R. C., Schneider, D. P., Seth, R. and Zabludoff, A. & I. (2003), Galaxy Star Formation as a function of Environment, Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica Conference Series 16: 229-232.
  • Kodama, T., Smail, I., Nakata, F., Okamura, S. and Bower, & R. G. (2002), History of Mass Assembly and Star Formation in Clusters, ASP Conf. Ser. 268: Tracing Cosmic Evolution with Galaxy Clusters 268: 301-.
  • Quilis, V., Bower, R. & Balogh, M. (2002), Blowing Bubbles in the ICM, ASP Conf. Ser. 268: Tracing Cosmic Evolution with Galaxy Clusters 268: 253-.
  • Morris, Simon, Content, Robert, Sharples, Ray, Bower, Richard, Davies, Roger & Baugh, Carlton (2002), A Million Element Integral Field Unit (MEIFU), Scientific Drivers for ESO Future VLT/VLTI Instrumentation Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Garching, Germany, 11-15 June, 2001 ESO Workshop. Garching, Germany, Springer, 99-107.
  • Bower, R.G. (2002), Making the Connection: Feedback, X-rays and Galaxy Formation, ASP Conf. Ser. 268: Tracing Cosmic Evolution with Galaxy Clusters 268: 257-.
  • Bridle, S. L., Bower, R. G., Smail, I. and Kneib, J.-P. (2001), Weak lensing reconstructions of low X-ray luminosity clusters from HST, Clusters of Galaxies and the High Redshift Universe Observed in X-rays
  • Gilbank, D. G., Bower, R. G. and Castander, F. Javier (2001), Optical vs. X-ray Selection for Finding Clusters of Galaxies, ASP Conf. Ser. 240: Gas and Galaxy Evolution 240: 644-.
  • Quilis, V., Moore, B. & Bower, R. (2001), The origin of SO galaxies in clusters, Highlights of Spanish astrophysics II 65-.
  • Ziegler, B. L., Fricke, K. J., Balogh, M. L., Bower, R. & G., Gaztelu, A., Smail, I. and Davies, R. L. (2001), Galaxy Transformation in Poor Clusters at z≈0.25, ASP Conf. Ser. 240: Gas and Galaxy Evolution 240: 619-.
  • Bower, R.G. (2001), Galaxy Transformation in the Cluster Environment, ASP Conf. Ser. 240: Gas and Galaxy Evolution 240: 613-.
  • Moore, Ben, Quilis, Vicent and Bower, Richard (2000), Dynamical Effects on Galaxies in Clusters, ASP Conf. Ser. 197: Dynamics of Galaxies: from the Early Universe to the Present 197: 363-.
  • Moore, S. A. W., Lucey, J. R., Colless, M., Kuntschner, H., Bower, R. & Davies, R. L. (2000), The fundamental properties of early-type galaxies in the Coma Cluster, IAU Symposium 201.
  • Terlevich, Alejandro, Kuntschner, Harald and Bower, & Richard (2000), Stellar Populations and the Colour-Magnitude Relation in Coma, ASP Conf. Ser. 215: Cosmic Evolution and Galaxy Formation: Structure, Interactions, and Feedback 215: 222-.
  • Bell, E. F., Bower, R. G., de Jong, R. S., Rauscher, B. & J., Barnaby, D., Harper, D. A., Hereld, M. and Loewenstein, R. F. (1999), The star formation histories of Low Surface Brightness galaxies, ASP Conf. Ser. 170: The Low Surface Brightness Universe 170: 245-.
  • Kodama, T., Bell, E. F. and Bower, R. G. (1999), Identification of High Redshift Clusters Using Photometric Redshifts, ASP Conf. Ser. 191: Photometric Redshifts and the Detection of High Redshift Galaxies 191: 160-.
  • Bower, R. G., Terlevich, A., Kodama, T. and Caldwell, N. (1999), The Formation History of Early-Type Galaxies: an Observational Perspective, ASP Conf. Ser. 163: Star Formation in Early Type Galaxies 163: 211-.
  • Knapp, G. R., Binette, L., Bower, R. G., Brinks, E., & Goudfrooij, P., Hau, G., Pogge, R. W. and Young, L. M. (1999), Panel Discussion: Star Formation in Early-Type Galaxies, ASP Conf. Ser. 163: Star Formation in Early Type Galaxies 163: 142-.
  • Bower, R.G. & Kay, S.T. (1999), Cosmological Parameters from the X-Ray Evolution of Clusters, IAU Symp. 183: Cosmological Parameters and the Evolution of the Universe 183: 243-.
  • Terlevich, A. I., Bower, R. G., Caldwell, N. and Rose, J. & A. (1998), The star formation history of early type galaxies in the Coma cluster, Untangling Coma Berenices: A New Vision of an Old Cluster 111-.
  • Terlevich, A. I., Bower, R. G., Smail, I., Barger, A. J., & and Ellis, R. S. (1997), The X-Ray Structure of the Butcher-Oemler Clusters AC114 and AC118, The Hubble Space Telescope and the High Redshift Universe 227-.
  • Bower, R.G. (1997), The Influence of Environmental Effects on Galaxy Formation, The Evolution of the Universe: report of the Dahlem Workshop on the Evolution of the Universe 245-.
  • Guzmán, R., Lucey, J.R. & Bower, R.G. (1993), The Fundamental Properties of Giant Ellipticals, Structure, Dynamics and Chemical Evolution of Elliptical Galaxies 19-.
  • Lorrimer, S.J. & Bower, R.G. (1991), Clustering from a fresh perspective: correlations in the Press-Schechter formalism, Clusters and Superclusters of Galaxies 125-.
  • Bower, R., Lucey, J. R. and Ellis, R. S. (1991), Cosmological implications of the colour-magnitude relation, Clusters and Superclusters of Galaxies 11-.
  • Rose, J., Sharples, R. M., Ellis, R. S. and Bower, R. G. (1989), The stellar content of early-type galaxies in dense environments, NATO ASIC Proc. 264: The Epoch of Galaxy Formation 371-.
  • Bower, R. G., Ellis, R. S. & Efstathiou, G. F. (1988), Dynamic friction in the rich cluster A2029, NATO ASIC Proc. 229: Cooling Flows in Clusters and Galaxies 115-119.

Doctoral Thesis

  • Bower, R.G. (1990). The stellar populations of early-type galaxies in groups and clusters. Durham Univ.~(England). PhD.

Journal Article

Supervision students