Our mission

We believe that understanding supermassive black holes, their environment, and their role in cosmic evolution requires joint advancements in both theoretical/computational astrophysics as well as observations that inform each other. We develop new 3-dimensional radiation-hydrodynamic models of the 0.1-100 pc environment of active galactic nuclei and use the highest angular resolution observations in the optical, infrared, and sub-mm to provide the constraints that guide our simulations and physical interpretation.

The group is part of the Astrogroup within the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Southampton.

Overview of the group's research profile

The illustration below highlights our main fields of research.