I am an STFC Rutherford fellow and lecturer in the astrophysics group at the University of Surrey.
I was previously at the Institute of Astronomy,
part of the University of Cambridge.
I was also a teaching by-fellow at Churchill College.
- The evolution of single, binary and multiple stars.
- The origin of the chemical elements.
- Disc and planet formation in binary stars.
- Stellar nucleosynthesis and chemically peculiar stars.
- Astrostatistics of single and multiple stellar systems.
- Globular clusters and their multiple stellar generations.
- Chemical evolution of the Galaxy.
- The progenitors of Gamma-Ray Bursts.
- Computational astrophysics.
- Science education and realisation with advanced visualization tools.
- 2017-: Lecturer and STFC Rutherford fellow at the University of Surrey.
- 2015-: STFC Rutherford fellow (IOA Cambridge until September 2017).
- 2010-15: W2 Professor of Astrophysics at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy at the University of Bonn.
- 2008-10: Marie-Curie Fellow at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
- 2005-08: NWO Fellow at Utrecht University.
- 2000-04: PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.
|Recent and upcoming meetings and workshops|
- Invited review talk at Common-envelope evolution and post-common-envelope systems - RAS, London, October 2019.
- NAM 2019 SOC of Bridging the Disciplines of Galactic and Extra-galactic Astroarchaeology
- The Impact of Binaries on Stellar Evolution, ESO Garching, July 3-7, 2017
- Binary Stars, IoA, Cambridge 2016.
- IMPRS-Heidelberg Summer School on Frontiers of Stellar Structure and Evolution (September 2014).
- 568. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar: Nucleosynthesis in AGB Stars, July 2014 (organiser). Photos: Group - with Herbert - Download talk videos here and slides here.
- Binary systems, their evolution and environments, September 2014 (invited speaker, SOC).
- Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars III, July 2014 (invited review).
- Stellar tango at the Rockies '14 March 2014 (invited speaker).
- Binary stars in the Galactic thick disc Izzard et al. (2018).
Post-AGB Discs from Common-Envelope Evolution Izzard and Jermyn (2018).
- Post-common envelope binary systems experiencing helium-shell-driven stable mass transfer Halabi, Izzard and Tout (2018)
- An excess of massive stars in the local 30 Doradus starburst Schneider et al. (2018)
- The impact of companions on stellar evolution - A Dawes review for PASA. De Marco and Izzard (2017).
- Cannibals in the thick disk: the young α-rich stars as evolved blue stragglers Jofre, Jorissen, Van Eck, Izzard et al. (2016).
- Core-collapse supernova progenitor constraints using the spatial distributions of massive stars in local galaxies, Kangas et al. (2016).
- Observable fractions of core-collapse supernova light curves brightened by binary companions Moriya, Liu and Izzard (2015).
- Evolution of mass functions of coeval stars through wind mass loss and binary interactions Schneider, Izzard, Langer, de Mink, (ApJ accepted 2015)
- Carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars: a window on AGB nucleosynthesis and binary evolution. I. Detailed analysis of 15 binary stars with known orbital periods (2015)
- HV2112, a Thorne-Zytkow Object or a Super Asymptotic Giant Branch Star Tout, Zytkow, Church, Lau, Izzard, Doherty (2015)
- The occurrence of classical Cepheids in binary systems Neilson et al. (2015)
- Theoretical uncertainties of the type Ia supernova rate Claeys, Pols, Izzard, Vink and Verbunt (A&A 563, 83).
- The Ages of Young Star Clusters and the Upper Mass Limit of Stars: Analysing Age-dependent Stellar Mass Functions. Schneider, Izzard, de Mink, Langer, Stolte, de Koter, Gvaramadze, Hussmann, Liermann, Sana. (ApJ 780, 117).
- A nova re-accretion model for J-type carbon stars Sengupta, Izzard and Lau (A&A 559, 66).
- Planetary nebulae after common-envelope phases initiated by low-mass red giants Hall, Tout, Izzard and Keller (MNRAS 435, 2048).
- Wind Roche-lobe overflow: Application to carbon-enhanced metal-poor stars Abate, Pols, Izzard, Mohamed and de Mink (2013 A&A; 552, 26).
- The rotation rates of massive stars: the role of binary interaction through tides, mass transfer and mergers de Mink, Langer, Izzard, Sana and de Koter (2013 ApJ; 764, 166).
- BINSTAR: a new binary stellar evolution code. Tidal interactions Siess, L.; Izzard, R. G.; Davis, P. J.; Deschamps, R. (2013 A&A; 550, 100).
- Classical Cepheids Require Enhanced Mass Loss Neilson, Langer, Engle, Guinan and Izzard (accepted for publication in (2012 ApJ; 760L, 18).
- The occurrence of nitrogen-enhanced metal-poor stars: implications for the initial mass function in the early Galactic halo Pols, Izzard, Stancliffe and Glebbeek (2012 A&A; 547, 76), also on arXiv.
- Binary Interaction Dominates the Evolution of Massive Stars
(Sana et al., Science 337, 444).
At the NAM 2011 with Albert and Liz, doing real observing and getting my free Jodcast T-shirt (in exchange for an interview!).