Last updated 03/09/2006
2 Sep 2006 A minor update just to remove some of the scripts I had been linking to that suddenly had started popping up nasty advertising on the page. Sorry about that everyone. Also, just to satisfy Ian: I still only have one head, and it still has hair on it.
24 Oct 2005 By popular (?) demand here's a quick update on what I'm doing now: I'm currently working for a city startup (how long can one justify calling it a startup?) called Columba Systems. I'm working with Chris and the office is just accross the road from Tammay and Richard.
Some time ago now, I did a Ph.D. with the Hot-Star Group at University College London. My main research interest is in the field of photospheric abundances in O stars, but my work to date has also included a study of rotational velocities of O and B stars. A CD version of my thesis is available upon request.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
First ancient African genome sequenced
A 4,500-year-old African genome reveals how our ancient ancestors moved back and forth between continents.
Probe captures Pluto's 'blue sky'
The New Horizons mission returns its first colour image of Pluto's atmospheric hazes and shows them to have a blue tinge.
EU assesses insects-as-food risks
The European Food Safety Authority publishes its initial risk assessment of using insects as a source of protein for human consumption and animal feed.
Ancient recording of core's birth
A reassessment of ancient rocks leads scientists to estimate that Earth's inner core started to form earlier than was previously thought, around 1.3 billion years ago.
Shackleton medals fetch 585,000
A number of medals awarded to Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton raise 585,000 at a London auction.
Physics probe sent to spaceport
Europe's fundamental physics space mission, Lisa Pathfinder, arrives in French Guiana to prepare for its December Launch.
Ancient horse-like foetus discovered
The 48-million-year-old fossilised remains of a horse foetus have been described by scientists.
World's corals threatened by bleaching
Corals worldwide are at risk from a major episode of bleaching caused by natural currents and man-made climate change, scientists warm.
DNA repair wins chemistry Nobel
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for discoveries in DNA repair.
Fuel crisis threatens Nepal's forests
Nepal's world-renowned community forests are threatened by a sudden rise in demand for firewood following a fuel crisis, officials say.
Lunar X Prize team books rocket
Israeli Google Lunar X Prize team, SpaceIL, signs a contract to send a lander to the Moon - the first competition group to formally lodge a launch contract.
Novel crop launched in the UK
A new plant has been launched in the UK which its developers say could offer farmers a reliable and profitable crop.
Nasa photo archive posted online
One man's mission to upload 13,000 photographs that Nasa said it didn't have the resources to publish.
Ceres' spots remain mysterious
The team behind Nasa's Dawn mission to Ceres releases striking new images, but remains unable to explain the dwarf planet's most intriguing mystery.
Korean leader for UN climate panel
Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Homo naledi was 'jack of all trades'
Scientists publish a second batch of papers on Homo naledi, the creature whose remains were sensationally found deep inside a South African cave.
Neutrino 'flip' wins physics Nobel
The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics goes to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald, who discovered that neutrinos switch between different "flavours".
VIDEO: Mysterious ripples found on nearby star
New images from the European Southern Observatory have revealed mysterious ripples around a star close to Earth.
VIDEO: The rare event threatening coral reefs
Scientists in the United States say the world's coral reefs are being attacked by a phenomenon that's only occurred twice before in recorded history.
VIDEO: The drone that can plant trees
Engineers are hoping to use drones to plant in areas that have been deforested
VIDEO: Juggling fruit in space for science
The Russian space agency releases footage of cosmonauts juggling fruit in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station.
VIDEO: Air pollution - the 'invisible hazard'
Fergus Walsh examines the threat of air pollution to public health.
VIDEO: Newly-discovered rat 'like no other'
A team of international scientists have discovered a new species of rat in Indonesia.
VIDEO: Plant's deadly rain-powered spring
See how a carnivorous pitcher plant uses raindrops as a power source to fling ants to their death.
VIDEO: Nobel Prize rewards parasite research
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been split two ways for groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.
The rebirth of a natural treasure
The rebirth of Mozambique's natural treasure
Neutrinos: 'Superheroes' of particle world
Why neutrinos won the Nobel Prize
Bloodhound Diary: The real deal
1,000mph car makes its public debut
Work that won Nobel Prize for medicine 2015
The work that won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine
Conflict and survival: Biology photo award
Photos shortlisted for Royal Society of Biology prize
The greenest island in the world?
The island hoping to become the greenest in the world
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