Research

I am interested in galaxies, particularly in optical and infra-red images. I am also interested in data science in general and building frameworks for managing the huge amounts of information produced by modern instruments.

I aim to develop a multipurpose python code to implement all this research. The resulting package, Resolved Galactic Photometry can be found on GitHub in an early stage here.

A more speculative and long term aim I have is to combine my PhD knowledge of chemistry with astronomy in some way. I think dust models may be a particularly interesting area. Dust in itself is arguably the dullest subject in the Universe but it is extremely important in many areas of astronomy, not least the calculation and interpretation of cosmological parameters.

Publications can be found here.