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 - Technology
Samsung S6 phone has curved screen
Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides
Ikea debuts phone-charging furniture
Furniture giant Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices.
HTC hints at Half-life VR game
The chairwoman of HTC tells the BBC her company is "co-operating" with Half-life for its virtual reality helmet.
Xiaomi launches cheap action camera
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched a cheap action camera that costs only 399 yuan (41).
Sony and Microsoft focus on price
Sony and Microsoft reveal mid-range smartphones with features previously reserved for their top handsets at Mobile World Congress.
Fingerprint sensor sees through metal
Qualcomm announces a new fingerprint sensor that uses sound waves, which can scan through glass, metal and hand lotion.
HTC to sell virtual reality headsets
HTC reveals it is to sell a virtual reality headset featuring tracking technology developed by video games firm Valve.
Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list
Bill Gates is declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.
Millions share new Chinese character
More about the strange new word that has taken the internet by storm in China.
Islamic State threats to Twitter staff
Employees and the co-founder of Twitter are threatened online by people who claim to support Islamic State.
Huawei and LG unveil smartwatches
LG unveils a smartwatch that can make calls without being paired to a phone, while Huawei unveils its first Android Wear watch.
Account data stolen in TalkTalk hack
TalkTalk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers and names from the company's computers.
Google backs down over Blogger porn
Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private.
BBC launches Richard III on WhatsApp
BBC launches a WhatsApp service so you can get Richard III updates direct to your phone.
US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death
A US-Bangladeshi blogger whose campaigning for a secular society in Bangladesh angered Islamists is hacked to death on a street in the capital Dhaka.
Harrison Ford back for Blade Runner
Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed.
Google buys .app web domain for $25m
Google has purchased the website address .app in an auction held by the organisation which assigns web domains.
Google camera zips along rainforest
Google flew one of its Street View cameras down a zip wire in the Amazon rainforest to capture new images of the forest canopies.
VIDEO: 3D mapping Christ the Redeemer
Drones and mapping software have been used to create an exact digital version of the famous Brazilian landmark.
VIDEO: Sci-fi game Evolve reviewed
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak reviews the new video game Evolve
VIDEO: DIY solution to share diabetes data
Why one mother found a DIY solution to track her daughter's diabetes data.
VIDEO: Samsung pins hopes on curvy phone
Samsung unveils a new flagship smartphone, with a screen that curves at both sides, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
VIDEO: HTC virtual reality kit surprises
HTC unveils a virtual reality headset as part of a tie-up with video games giant Valve, posing a threat to Facebook's Oculus.
VIDEO: The chair that assembles itself
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are examining the possibilities of self-assembly.
VIDEO: Is 2015 the year of 'eye-tracking'?
The BBC's Richard Taylor looks at "eye-tracking" technology which could be used in gaming, entertainment and healthcare, and asks if it could go mainstream.
VIDEO: The robots who build furniture
An experiment at MIT's Distributed Robotics Lab is teaching robots to work collaboratively.
VIDEO: Cuba 'keen to update poor internet'
As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.
VIDEO: An eco-system inside your home
The smart garden that fits inside your house and provides fresh healthy food
VIDEO: Computer teaches itself to play games
Researchers say they have developed an artificial intelligence system that has taught itself how to win 1980s computer games.
Samsung tries to get an edge on its rivals
Rory's take on Samsung's new curved-screen phone
VIDEO: Hands-on with LG Urbane smartwatches
Hands-on with LG's new style-conscious smartwatches
'Flying donkeys' coming to Africa
Can cargo drones help plug Africa's transport gap?
Apps in pockets, bums on seats
Keeping cinema affordable after Orange Wednesday's demise
Are tablets falling out of favour?
Are tablets losing their appeal?
Has the world become too visual?
Has the world's addiction to images gone too far?
Can technology help combat CV fraud?
The tech combating job applicant fraud
How do you catch a drone?
How to bring down a drone
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