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
Back pain link to chimpanzee spine
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.
Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.
Hidden lives of Chernobyl's wildlife
Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Hastings fishermen seek 'fair share'
In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue
'We print people': The world of 3D portraiture
An up-close encounter with the growing business of little, 3D-printed portraits. Cool or just a little bit creepy?
Vast replica recreates ancient cave
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
Tinnitus mapped inside human brain
For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.
Mammoth genome sequence completed
Swedish scientists have decoded the DNA of woolly mammoths raising the possibility of recreating the now extinct creatures
Hubble issues 25th birthday image
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.
Bees 'get a buzz' from pesticides
Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, according to research.
Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates
Stegosaurs may have sported quite different shaped bony plates on their backs, depending on whether they were male or female, new research claims.
Super-rat history extracted from DNA
Scientists piece together the history of a group of extinct Caribbean rats, some of which grew to the size of cats.
Baby wallaby dies in keeper's arms
An orphaned baby wallaby on the Isle of Man dies in her keeper's arms after a week of round-the-clock care.
In pictures: Calbuco volcano eruption
Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile sending smoke and ash into the sky. The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people
Ramakrishnan to lead Royal Society
Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is elected to become the next president of the Royal Society.
Tiger-tagging app to boost tracking
A new iPad app is asking users to "tag" tigers in images gathered from the internet, to help researchers with counting and tracking the animals.
Europe drops asteroid sampling idea
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.
Ministers challenged over CO2 cuts
The UK government?s claim that the country leads the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers at Leeds University.
Huge marine reserve for Pitcairn
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
Mercury pollution risk to Arctic gull
Mercury pollution has risen nearly 50-fold in the feathers of a gull that feeds and breeds in the Arctic, say scientists.
Tidal lagoon 'negotiations open'
Negotiations are opening on a 1bn tidal lagoon scheme in Swansea as the chancellor gives his Budget speech in the House of Commons.
VIDEO: 'My son told me to use social media'
Nasa astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about using social media in space, including recording "Space Oddity" and taking photos at 8kms a second
VIDEO: Replica recreates prehistoric cave
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
VIDEO: Hubble Telescope's 25 years in images
As the Hubble Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary, BBC News looks back at some of its greatest moments - and images.
VIDEO: Timelapse footage of Chile volcano
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the space of a few hours - having lain dormant for decades.
VIDEO: How Hubble opened up the Universe
As Nasa prepares to unveil a new image to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, the BBC's Jane McCubbin reports on how it has enhanced our appreciation of the Universe.
VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing
Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.
VIDEO: Sumatran rhino in need of a mate
The Borneo Rhino Alliance are trying to find a suitable mate for a Sumatran rhino.
VIDEO: New glass frog has translucent skin
A new species of glass frog has been found in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica.
Hunting whales with rowing boats and spears
The men who hunt huge prey with rowing boats and spears
A turtle's paradise in the Caribbean
One island's bid to track the shy sea creatures
Changing the signals on Britain's railways
Is there about to be a cure to 'signal failure'?
In pictures: Earth's beauty
Earth's beauty as seen from space
In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs
'They're tastier than fish'
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