As Regius Professor of Astronomy, I am Leader of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Group. My main research interests are in solar and stellar plasmas, solar space missions, stellar mass loss and polarimetry, and signal analysis (especially inverse problems). My teaching covers Exploring the Sky, Stellar Physics/ Compact Objects, Relativity, Theoretical Astrophysics, X-Ray Astrophysics, Exploring Planetary Systems, and Cosmology. I am also Honorary Professor in Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities.
As Astronomer Royal for Scotland, I give frequent planetarium shows and talks to schools, the public, and amateur societies, and am involved in using conjuring and other art forms to promote interest in science. From 2003-2006 I was consultant Project Astronomer in the Time and Space Project at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.Room 609
Tel: +44 141 330 5182
Fax: +44 141 330 8600
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