Professor Melvin Hoare
- Position: Professor
- Areas of expertise: astrophysics; star formation; radio; infrared
- Email: M.G.Hoare@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3864
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.