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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Shower gel plastic beads may face ban
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Space radar to assess Europe's historic sites
A satellite radar project is under way to assess the geological hazards facing the 400-plus European monuments and sites on the Unesco World Heritage List.
MPs to review 'Boaty' naming process
MPs want to examine the process that has been used to find a name for the UK's new polar research ship - a vessel the public wants to call Boaty McBoatface.
Crocodile eyes are built for lurking
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Exercise 'outweighs air pollution harm'
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.
Embryo study shows 'life's first steps'
Scientists have developed a technique to grow human embryos in the lab past the point they normally implant in the womb.
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Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.
Tributes for Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto
The science community pays tribute to Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto, who passed away over the weekend aged 76.
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UK-led satellite to 'weigh' forests
British industry is to lead the construction of the Biomass satellite which will use an innovative radar instrument to essentially weigh the world's trees.
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Mars rover project slips to 2020
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DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked
Genetic analysis unlocks the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.
Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.
Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth
UK astronaut Tim Peake controls a robot vehicle on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.
VIDEO: Solar Impulse lands safely in Arizona
Solar Impulse, a plane fuelled only by the sun, has landed in the US state of Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California.
VIDEO: Helping hand for chilly owls
Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.
VIDEO: Meet the decoys protecting tiny seabirds
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VIDEO: Rescued circus lions to fly to South Africa
More than 30 lions which have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be flown to a sanctuary in South Africa.
VIDEO: 'Fat' gorilla surprises zoo with baby
A gorilla has given birth at Prague Zoo, without keepers noticing she was pregnant.
VIDEO: Gene therapy could reverse sight loss
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VIDEO: When will China get to Mars?
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VIDEO: Space station gets inflatable extension
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