Dr Dirk Froebrich

Senior Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics,
Director of Beacon Observatory
+44 (0)1227 827346


After completing his degree in Physics at the Universität Leipzig in Germany, Dr Dirk Froebrich went on to study for his PhD at the Universität Jena. From Germany, he moved to a researcher position at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and was appointed Lecturer in Astronomy/Astrophysics at the University of Kent in 2009.

Research interests

Dr Dirk Froebrich’s main research areas are young protostars and their outflows, structure and properties of molecular clouds and the formation and evolution of star clusters.

More detailed information on Dirk’s research can be found at the research website link above.


Dirk teaches on a range of astrophysics and astronomy modules including atomic physics, cosmology and the interstellar medium, and the multiwavelength universe and exoplanets.

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