Professor Melvin Hoare

Professor Melvin Hoare

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My research focuses on the formation of massive stars - the ones that live fast, die young and control much of galaxy evolution. I carry out high resolution observations in the radio, millimetre and IR regimes to investigate how material accretes via discs and how feedback via jets and winds halts the infall. I am on the Science Working Group for the next generation radio observatory the SKA which has the potential to probe planet formation and the origins of life. I also chair the STFC grants panel for observational astronomy.

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