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Prof Kinwah Wu
Mullard Sapce Science Laboratory
University College London
Holmbury St Mary, Dorking
Tel: 01483 204127
Fax: 01483 278312
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  • Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Dept of Space & Climate Physics
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Research Groups
Research Summary

- general relativistic radiative transfer

- gravitational waves from black hole - magnetic star systems

- accreting systems -- AGN, X-ray binaries, cataclysmic variables 

- dynamics of galaxy clusters 

- large-scale magnetic fields 

- multi-messanger astrophysics 

- interdisciplinary research: astrophysics + biomedical + non-linear systems + population biology 

Teaching Summary


- PHASM315/SPCEG013(SS7) High-energy astrophysics (formal) 

- MSSL Friday Advance Theory Lectures (informal) 

Student supervision (2012/2013) 

- 4 PhD students 

- 2 MSc/MSci students  

- 3 undergraduate summer research students 

- 3 secondary school summer research students  

2006 Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics   UCL, United Kingdom
2001 – 2006 Reader in Astrophysics   UCL, United Kingdom
1997 – 2001 Australia Research Fellow   University of Sydney, Australia
1992 – 1996 Research fellow   University of Sydney, Australia
1990 – 1992 NAS/NRC Fellow   NASA, United States
1989 – 1990 Postdoctoral fellow   Australian National University, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1989   Doctor of Philosophy Louisiana State University
1984   Master of Science Louisiana State University
1983   Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chinese University of Hong Kong
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