GWA: Great Western Astrophysics community

Initiator Fund

Project period: February – May 2016

GW4 Community Leads
University of Bath: Professor Carole Mundell
University of Bristol: Professor Malcolm Bremer
Cardiff University:
Professor Jonathan Davies
University of Exeter: Professor Tim Naylor

Project overview

This project aims to build closer collaboration between the GW4 astrophysics groups. The primary aim is to enhance our impact in the large partnerships that are building the next generation of astronomical observatories, in addition to to improving our efficiency by working together.

The research challenges are those central to contemporary astrophysics; how galaxies, stars and planets form, the opportunities for life elsewhere in the universe, and ultimately explaining the fundamental laws of physics.