Researchers at UCD

Deirdre Coffey

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Physics
Science Centre - North
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162823


Dr Deirdre Coffey is a Lecturer of Astronomy and Space Science at UCD School of Physics. Following a BSc in Physics from UCD, she studied for a PhD in Astrophysics at The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Her post-doctoral experience includes a fellowship at Arcetri Observatory in Florence, Italy. Her research interests are in the field of star formation. 



Peer Reviewed Journals

Coffey, D. (2017) 'Star formation: Desperately seeking spin'. Nature Astronomy, 1 . [DOI] [Details]


Research Interests

Research interests include understanding accretion-ejection structures in the star formation process via high resolution observations of proto-stellar jets. World-class observing facilities used include the Hubble Space Telescope, the Very Large Array, the Gemini Telescopes, and the ALMA array.