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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"Losing the Nobel Prize": A Q&A with Author and Astrophysicist Brian Keating
The glory of the iconic Nobel Prize accolade is the dream of many scientists. Author and astrophysicist Brian Keating spoke about the ups and downs along his journey, and lessons learned.
Relativity: The Thought Experiments Behind Einstein's Theory
Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is a monumental achievement of human ingenuity, creativity and perseverance ? to say the least.
Why Does Venus Spin So Weirdly?
For years, scientists have been unable to agree on the length of a day on Venus, but one new study might put an end to this confusion.
Solving the 200-Year-Old Mystery of a Strange Eclipsing Star
The two-century-old mystery of what causes a star to dim for two years out of every 27 may be close to being solved, thanks to the ESA's Gaia spacecraft.
Trump Orders Space Force for 'American Dominance,' Signs Space-Traffic Policy
President Donald Trump directed officials Monday (June 18) to establish a military Space Force before signing a new U.S. policy for space traffic control.
Space Calendar 2018: Launches, Sky Events & More
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
Image of the Day
The soccer ball used to kick off the FIFA World Cup in Russia on Thursday (June 14) floats weightlessly in the International Space Station's Cupola observatory in this photo by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev.
President Trump to Sign Space Traffic Management Policy
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues.
On This Day In Space! June 18, 1983: Sally Ride Becomes 1st American Woman in Space
On June 18, 1983, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became America's first woman in space after she and four colleagues blasted off on the space shuttle Challenger for the STS-7 mission. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
Early Earth's Habitability Could Boost the Chances of Alien Life
The early Earth may have been more temperate than previously thought, suggesting that the window for life to get a foothold on rocky planets around the galaxy could be quite large.
This Pride, Be Inspired by Sally Ride's Legacy
Sally Ride ? the United States' first woman in space ? has inspired countless people, as she lived a life committed to science, education and inclusion.
Cancer-Fighting Drug, Algae and Mice Headed to International Space Station on SpaceX Dragon
SpaceX is targeting June 29 as the launch date for its next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Aevum's New Rocket-Drone Airplane Duo Could Launch Satellites Every 3 Hours
A new startup called Aevum aims to launch satellites to Earth orbit every 3 hours using rockets carried on a fully autonomous unmanned airplane.
Life on Mars? Top 10 Martians of All Time
With NASA finding more evidence for life on Mars, Newsarama's looking at 10 characters who hail from our nearest neighboring planet.
4 Out-of-This-World Dads Celebrate Father's Day in Space
As dads around the world celebrate Father's Day today (June 17), four far-out fathers will spend the holiday floating 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station.
How Tidally Locked Planets Could Avoid a 'Snowball Earth' Fate
Axial tilt and tidal locking also matter in a planet's habitability.
Stealth Startup SpinLaunch Raises $40 Million for Radical New Launch Strategy
A company that aims to change the way small satellites get to orbit has just secured $40 million to continue developing its technology.
This Flying Space Droid Wants to Make Friends with Astronauts
The world's first flying, autonomous, artificially intelligent (AI) astronaut assistant will soon get to work in space.
NASA Continues Mars Sample Return Mission Studies
NASA doesn't expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable.
To Improve Space Clothing, German Astronaut Will Work Up a Sweat
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut for the European Space Agency, is about to sweat for science.
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