Rob Farmer’s science

To Science!

Research Interests

Massive stars

Stellar evolution

Gravitational Waves

Binary Stars

Population Synthesis

Recent work

Constraining nuclear physics with gravitational waves

Mind the gap

Pre-Supernova uncertainties



  • 2017-

    Post-Doc University Of Amsterdam

    In this post doc I am currently trying to understand what we can learn about the lives and deaths of massive stars from merging binary black holes detected by LIGO/Virgo. I continue to work on developing the MESA stellar evolution code

  • 2014-2017

    Post-Doc Arizona State University

    My first post doc focused on understanding how massive stars that will explode live and die. This include SAGB stars and core collapse progenitors. The other part of my time was spent developing the MESA stellar evolution code.

  • 2010-2014

    PhD The Open University

    My PhD focused on understanding the stars that made up the Kepler field of view. I was particularly interested in understanding the effect of binarity on how Kepler selected its targets.

  • 2006-2010

    MPhys Warwick University