Samuel Lander


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After finishing an undergrad degree in Maths and Physics at Warwick University, I joined the General Relativity group at Southampton University.  There I worked towards my PhD, supervised by Ian Jones, and became interested in stellar magnetism.   Following that I had three postdoc positions - at the universities of Tübingen (Germany) and Southampton, and at the Copernicus Astronomical Centre in Warsaw - as well as various short-term stints elsewhere, including at the Albert Einstein Institute (Potsdam, Germany), the Anton Pannekoek Institute (Amsterdam) and in Santiago de Chile.  Finally, I joined the UEA this year as a lecturer.


I am a theoretical astrophysicist.  The main focus of my research is neutron stars: the collapsed remnants of a normal star's core following a supernova.  The physics needed for a full description of a neutron star is very broad, encompassing MHD, superfluidity, elasticity, General Relativity and nuclear physics; I am interested in all of those, to a greater or lesser degree, but particularly in anything related to the star's magnetic field.  As a theorist, my research methods are analytic (i.e. pen and paper) or numerical (i.e. running computer code), though it is all motivated by the rich and growing spectrum of neutron-star observations.


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