The Cosmic Explorer

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Astrophysicist
Location Glasgow, Glas, United Kingdom
Introduction I am Professor of Gravitational Astrophysics and Cosmology at Glasgow University and until recently a Science in Society Fellow for the Science and Technology Facilities Council. (In fact STFC seem quite happy to retain me as a kind of "SiS Fellow emeritus" on their webpages). Since Aug 2012 I have been Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow. Whether I'll be able to keep blogging regularly alongside that role remains to be seen! I am very active in science communication and outreach, to schools, science festivals and the general public. Setting up this blog was part of my SiS Fellowship programme, on "Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe".
Favorite Movies With a blog called "Exploring the Dark Side" it's got to be the original Star Wars trilogy.
Favorite Music Mainly classical: Mahler, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Mozart, plus a wide range of other genres besides.