Dr Kim Page

Swift Data Centre Scientist

Photograph of Kim Page

School/Department: School of Physics & Astronomy

Telephone: +44 (0)116 223 1706



I obtained an MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Leicester in 2000, followed by a PhD in X-ray Astronomy also from Leicester in 2003. I have been a member of the Swift team since mid-2004, before the launch of the satellite, and help to run the UK Swift Science Data Centre based at the University of Leicester.


My main research interests are X-ray observations of the super-soft source (SSS) phase of novae, and gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). I am funded by the UK Space Agency under a post-launch support grant for Swift.


The 2021 outburst of the recurrent nova RS Ophiuchi observed in X-rays by the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory: a comparative study, Page, K.L. et al., 2022, MNRAS, 514, 1557

The 2019 eruption of recurrent nova V3890 Sgr: observations by Swift, NICER and SMARTS, Page, K.L. et al., 2020, MNRAS, 499, 4814

Swift-XRT follow-up of gravitational wave triggers during the third aLIGO/Virgo observing run, Page, K.L. et al., 2020, MNRAS, 499, 3459

Swift detection of the super-swift switch-on of the super-soft phase in nova V745 Sco (2014), Page, K.L. et al., 2015, MNRAS, 454, 3108

X-ray and UV observations of V751 Cyg in an optical high state, Page, K.L. et al., 2014, A&A, 570, A37

The 7.1 hour X-ray-UV-NIR period of the gamma-ray classical Nova Monocerotis 2012, Page, K.L. et al., 2013, ApJ, 768, L26

GRB 090618: Detection of thermal X-ray emission from a bright Gamma-Ray Burst, Page, K.L. et al., 2011, MNRAS, 416, 2078

Swift observations of the X-ray and UV evolution of V2491 Cyg (Nova Cyg 2008 No. 2), Page, K.L. et al., 2010, MNRAS, 401, 121

Multi-wavelength observations of the energetic GRB 080810: detailed mapping of the broadband spectral evolution, Page, K.L. et al., 2009, MNRAS, 400, 134

GRB 061121: Broadband spectral evolution through the prompt and afterglow phases of a bright burst, Page, K.L. et al., 2007, ApJ, 663, 1125

(A full list of my publications is available at and my ORCID page is at

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