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Biography

I finished my PhD in 1992 at the University of Edinburgh. I was then postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University (1992-93) and the University of Chicago(1993-97). In 1997, I became an assistant professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University, and an associate professor in 2001. In 2004, I returned to the UK as at Marie Curie Professor at the University of Portsmouth. I became co-director of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation in 2010. Since 2018, I have been Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).  

Research Interests

My main research interests and projects include: Studies of the large-scale structure in the Universe (Euclid, SDSS-III BOSS); Supernovae (DES, LSST); Galaxy properties as a function of environment (Galaxy Zoo); Data science (DISCnet).

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

BSc (Hons), University of Manchester

External positions

Euclid Consortium Board, Euclid Consortium

Euclid Science Team, European Space Agency - ESA

Science Board, Science and Technology Facilities Council

Spokesperson, Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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  • Galaxy zoo builder: morphological dependence of spiral galaxy pitch angle

    Lingard, T., Masters, K. L., Krawczyk, C., Lintott, C., Kruk, S., Simmons, B., Keel, W., Nichol, R. C. & Baeten, E., 1 Jul 2021, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 504, 3, p. 3364-3374 11 p.

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  • Investigating cosmological GAN emulators using latent space interpolation

    Tamosiunas, A., Winther, H. A., Koyama, K., Bacon, D. J., Nichol, R. C. & Mawdsley, B., 1 Sep 2021, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 506, 2, p. 3049-3067 19 p.

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  • Rates and delay times of Type Ia supernovae in the Dark Energy Survey

    Wiseman, P., Sullivan, M., Frohmaier, C., Vincenzi, M., Graur, O., Popovic, B., Armstrong, P., Brout, D., Davis, T. M., Galbany, L., Hinton, S. R., Kelsey, L., Kessler, R., Lidman, C., Möller, A., Nichol, R. C., Rose, B., Scolnic, D., Toy, M., Zontou, Z. & 64 others, Asorey, J., Carollo, D., Glazebrook, K., Tucker, B. E., Abbott, T. M. C., Aguena, M., Allam, S., Andrade-Oliveira, F., Annis, J., Bacon, D., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D. L., Rosell, A. C., Kind, M. C., Carretero, J., Costanzi, M., Costa, L. N. D., Pereira, M. E. S., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Doel, P., Everett, S., Ferrero, I., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Giannantonio, T., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Hollowood, D. L., Honscheid, K., James, D. J., Krause, E., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Maia, M. A. G., Martini, P., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Ogando, R. L. C., Palmese, A., Paz-Chinchón, F., Petravick, D., Pieres, A., Malagón, A. A. P., Romer, A. K., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Soares-Santos, M., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., To, C. & Varga, T. N., 1 Sep 2021, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 506, 3, p. 3330–3348 19 p.

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  • The Dark Energy Survey supernova program: modelling selection efficiency and observed core collapse supernova contamination

    DES Collaboration, Vincenzi, M., Graur, O., Frohmaier, C., Nichol, R. C. & Swann, E., 1 Aug 2021, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 505, 2, p. 2819-2839 21 p.

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  • First cosmology results using supernovae Ia from the dark energy survey: survey overview, performance, and supernova spectroscopy

    Smith, M., D'Andrea, C. B., Sullivan, M., Möller, A., Nichol, R. C., Thomas, R. C., Kim, A. G., Sako, M., Castander, F. J., Filippenko, A. V., Foley, R. J., Galbany, L., González-Gaitán, S., Kasai, E., Kirshner, R. P., Lidman, C., Scolnic, D., Brout, D., Davis, T. M., Gupta, R. R. & 95 others, Hinton, S. R., Kessler, R., Lasker, J., Macaulay, E., Wolf, R. C., Zhang, B., Asorey, J., Avelino, A., Bassett, B. A., Calcino, J., Carollo, D., Casas, R., Challis, P., Childress, M., Clocchiatti, A., Crawford, S., Frohmaier, C., Glazebrook, K., Goldstein, D. A., Graham, M. L., Hoormann, J. K., Kuehn, K., Lewis, G. F., Mandel, K. S., Morganson, E., Muthukrishna, D., Nugent, P., Pan, Y. C., Pursiainen, M., Sharp, R., Sommer, N. E., Swann, E., Thomas, B. P., Tucker, B. E., Uddin, S. A., Wiseman, P., Zheng, W., Abbott, T. M. C., Annis, J., Avila, S., Bechtol, K., Bernstein, G. M., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Cunha, C. E., da Costa, L. N., Davis, C., De Vicente, J., Diehl, H. T., Eifler, T. F., Estrada, J., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D. W., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Hartley, W. G., Hollowood, D. L., Honscheid, K., Hoyle, B., James, D. J., Johnson, M. W. G., Johnson, M. D., Kuropatkin, N., Li, T. S., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., March, M., Marshall, J. L., Martini, P., Menanteau, F., Miller, C. J., Miquel, R., Neilsen, E., Ogando, R. L. C., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Tarle, G., Tucker, D. L. & Wester, W., 18 Nov 2020, In: Astronomical Journal. 160, 6, 21 p., abc01b.

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