Dr Nigel Metcalfe

Department of Physics
Durham University
Science Laboratories
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE
0191 3343566


My departmental web page

The World Machine: Pan-STARRS on Durham Cathedral

About Me


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Durham University.
As of Oct 2023 I am now semi-retired and only work one day a week

I have been a professional astrophysicist and a member of the Extragalactic & Cosmology Group and the Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) at Durham for ~40 years, mainly specializing in imaging faint galaxies. Before that I took a degree in Physics, followed by a DPhil in Astrophysics, at Merton College, Oxford.

Other stuff

I was a trustee at Kielder Observatory from 2013 to 2022. I am also a member of the Wensleydale Railway Association.
I (still) play cricket for the Durham Colleges Staff Cricket Club.

Learned astronomers in disucssion (?)

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