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Biography and research interests

Carole is Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics. She served as Head of the Department of Physics from 2016 to 2018 and is currently Chief Scientific Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

An observational astrophysicist, Carole began her research career as a radio astronomer at Jodrell Bank Observatory. She then diversified to exploit international ground- and space-based facilities across the electromagnetic spectrum with the goal of understanding cosmic black holes and their environments.

Following time at the University of Maryland, Carole brought a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to Liverpool John Moores University where she built and led an international team specializing in catching the fast-fading light from gamma ray bursts - the most powerful explosions in the Universe.

She was appointed Professor in 2007 and was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2011-2016) for the study of 'Black hole-driven explosions and the dynamic Universe'. She founded the Bath Astrophysics Group in 2015 and was named FDM Everywoman in Technology Woman of the Year 2016.

Carole has been involved in national and European research funding allocation and oversight of national and international astronomical facilities.

Her experience in strategic science policy advisory work has included technology, basic research and horizon scanning beyond astrophysics.

She is a committed communicator of science to the public and a vocal advocate for diversity in science.

Past memberships include

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Projects 2015 2018

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astrophysics
explosions
telescopes
robotics

Carole Mundell Wolfson Merit Research Award

Mundell, C.

1/03/1531/08/16

Project: Research council

Research Output 1994 2019

An Unexpectedly Small Emission Region Size Inferred from Strong High-frequency Diffractive Scintillation in GRB 161219B

Alexander, K. D., Laskar, T., Berger, E., Johnson, M. D., Williams, P. K. G., Dichiara, S., Fong, W., Gomboc, A., Kobayashi, S., Margutti, R. & Mundell, C. G., 9 Jan 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 870, 2, 67.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Outflows in the inner kiloparsec of NGC 1566 as revealed by molecular (ALMA) and ionized gas (Gemini-GMOS/IFU) kinematics

Slater, R., Nagar, N. M., Schnorr-Müller, A., Storchi-Bergmann, T., Finlez, C., Lena, D., Ramakrishnan, V., Mundell, C. G., Riffel, R. A., Peterson, B., Robinson, A. & Orellana, G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 621, A83.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Cross-calibration of CO- versus dust-based gas masses and assessment of the dynamical mass budget in Herschel-SDSS Stripe82 galaxies

Bertemes, C., Wuyts, S., Lutz, D., Förster schreiber, N. M., Genzel, R., Minchin, R. F., Mundell, C. G., Rosario, D., Saintonge, A. & Tacconi, L., 1 Aug 2018, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 478, 2, p. 1442-1458 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
budgets
dust
galaxies
calibration
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

Experiment picks up light from the first stars – and it may change our understanding of dark matter

Mundell, C., 28 Feb 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

First ALMA Light Curve Constrains Refreshed Reverse Shocks and Jet Magnetization in GRB 161219B

Laskar, T., Alexander, K. D., Berger, E., Guidorzi, C., Margutti, R., Fong, W-F., Kilpatrick, C. D., Milne, P., Drout, M. R., Mundell, C. G., Kobayashi, S., Lunnan, R., Duran, R. B., Menten, K. M., Ioka, K. & Williams, P. K. G., 26 Jul 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal. 862, 2, 94.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magnetization
light curve
shock
radio
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