Department of Physics
Durham DH1 3LE
My departmental web page
The World Machine: Pan-STARRS on Durham Cathedral
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Durham University.
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.
I was on the Science Council for the Pan-STARRS project, and chair of their Data Reducation Analysis and Verification Group. I was awarded 'Builder' status on the project in April 2013. I am also heavily involved in the ESO VST Atlas survey, and was a member of the DESI Image Validation Group for several years.
I have been a trustee at Kielder Observatory since 2013. I am also a member of the Wensleydale Railway Association.
I play cricket for the Durham Colleges Staff Cricket Club.