About Me

I am an astrophysicist working at the University of Hull where I use computer simulations to model the formation and evolution of spiral galaxies. My research interests include the processes which shape galaxies, how different chemical elements are distributed within them, and the various processes that determine where stars form. To do this I use some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, without which these sophisticated hydrodynamics models would be impossible.

I am currently the Milne Research Fellow in the University of Hull’s astrophysics group, prior to which I was a postdoc at the University of Exeter. I first discovered my love of computational methods in astrophysics during my undergraduate studies toward a MSc (Hons) in Physics with Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham. After that I moved on to the University of Central Lancashire, where in 2013 I was awarded my PhD on the topic of Chemodynamical Adaptive Mesh Refinement Simulations of Galaxies.

In addition to probing the universe I also enjoy various nerdy hobbies, chair the Hull branch of the British Science Association and co-chair Beverley’s Cafe Scientifique. I can be found on Twitter, Speakezee, LinkedIn and ResearchGate and contacted via email c.gareth.few@gmail.com

Upcoming public talks

  • 31 May 2018 What Atoms tell us about Galaxies @ Harrogate Astronomical Society
  • 25 June 2018 The Secret Life of Galaxies @ West Yorkshire Astronomical Society
  • 6 August The Real Origins of Life @ North Lincolnshire Astronomical Society
  • 22 November What Atoms tell us about Galaxies @ Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society
  • Beverley Cafe Scientifique (last Wednesday of most months, check here for details)