Welcome to Pierre Maxted's home page

I am a Reader in Astrophysics in the Physics department at Keele University where I study binary stars and extrasolar planets.


I am part of the team at Keele responsible for the operation of the SuperWASP instrument at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), near Sutherland in South Africa.

Thanks to Auke Slotegraaf for this photo of me at SuperWASP-South.

My Research

Extrasolar planets

Post common-envelope binary stars

Brown dwarf binary stars

Some useful links



Walking and Climbing

This is me enjoying the scenery during a trip to the Polish Tatra mountains. Most of my walking and climbing has been done with The Outcasts, an outdoor activity group I joined while I was working in Southampton.

Dr Pierre Maxted (pflm@astro.keele.ac.uk)
Astrophysics Group, Dept. Physics and Astronomy
Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG

+44-(0)1782-583457  +44-(0)1782-711093