Douglas studies the fast stars of the Milky Way and other nearby galaxies. A particular research focus is on hypervelocity stars, which are stars travelling fast enough to escape our Galaxy. While at Magdalen, Douglas plans to test his hypothesis that the hypervelocity stars have travelled to the Milky Way from another galaxy. Other research themes include searching for the left-behind companions of stars that have exploded in supernovae and mapping the gravitational interplay of the Local Group of galaxies.
Douglas Boubert earned an MSci in Astrophysics from Churchill College, Cambridge in 2015. He then continued on to the PhD at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. Douglas joined Magdalen as a Fellow by Examination in 2018.
Boubert, D., Guillochon, J., Hawkins, K., et al. 2018, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, in press. Revisiting hypervelocity stars after Gaia DR2.
Boubert, D., Fraser, M., Evans, N. W., Green, D. A., & Izzard, R. G. 2017, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 606, A14. Binary companions of nearby supernova remnants found with Gaia.
Boubert, D., Erkal, D., Evans, N. W., & Izzard, R. G. 2017, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, 2151. Hypervelocity runaways from the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Boubert, D., & Evans, N. W. 2016, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 825, L6. A Dipole on the Sky: Predictions for Hypervelocity Stars from the Large Magellanic Cloud.