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
EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade
There's been a 90% drop in the trade in wild birds around the globe mainly due to an EU ban, say researchers.
Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries
Much of the world is "losing the night" as artificial light becomes brighter and more widespread, say scientists.
Plague reached Europe by Stone Age
Plague was present in Europe during the late Stone Age, according to a study of ancient remains.
High-energy 'ghost particles' absorbed by Earth
Neutrinos are famous for travelling through solid objects, but they don't go through everything, a study shows.
Research money central to Budget
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget.
How dinosaur scales became bird feathers
The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists.
Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food
More than 70,000 seeds have been sent from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon, for vital crop research.
UK judges to get scientific guides
A Supreme Court judge launches the first of a series of scientific guides for the UK judiciary.
Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.
Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate
The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.
Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging
Europe's top court says Poland must prove it has stopped logging in Bialowieza forest or face fines.
Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.
Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.
Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found
The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.
Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.
Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics
Thousands more cases - including violent and sexual crimes - could be affected by "manipulated" tests.
Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'
Seagrass meadows are diminishing worldwide, which has serious implications for fishing activity.
Interstellar asteroid is given a name
The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name.
'Routine' detection of space ripples
Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.
Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?
A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.
First gene-editing in human body attempt
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal
A significant group of nations take a stand against using coal for electricity generation at UN climate talks.
European memory champion reveals winning trick
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.
Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.
Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?
How worried should we be about melting ice caps?
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.
The world's biggest lithium battery farm
The plant in the US state of California stores enough energy to power 20,000 homes for four hours.
Fireball in Finland sky 'probably a meteorite'
The suspected meteor shook buildings when it raced through the sky in Lapland.
Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later
In a rare instance, Indian villagers and forest officers worked together for hours to save the animal
Ben Nevis gets automatic weather station
For the first time in 113 years, live data is streaming from the top of the UK's tallest mountain.
Climate's magic rabbit: Pulling CO2 out of thin air
Can technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere really help prevent dangerous climate change?
Looking for cures
The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies
Press print
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.
Green planet
The United Arab Emirates' Mars research programme is turning its attention to date palm trees.
Ice ceiling
For decades, there was a ceiling not of glass but of ice, holding women back from doing research in Antarctica.
Sewing for Nasa
From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.
Carbon case history
Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.
Rare spectacle
The Norwegian island of Kval°ya is now one of the few places in Europe to see a pod of killer whales.
Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens and people are very excited about it.
A new era
We need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.
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