At the time of writing I am a Marie Curie research fellow in astronomy at Lund Observatory. At Lund I work within the Theoretical Astrophysics group headed by Melvyn Davies. I study on the physics of stars, within the framework of two broad questions:
These are rather open-ended questions, and my current research focusses in particular on the following areas:
Some of the more specific projects I've worked on and problems I've tackled can be found on my work pages, as well as a list of publications, etc.
Before starting my Marie Curie fellowship my work in Lund was funded by the Wenner-Gren foundation. Prior to that I was a research fellow in the School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University. My undergraduate education was in physics and my PhD in astronomy at Cambridge University.
I have a gallery of photos, though more recently I've started uploading them to Facebook. I (very) occasionally write my thoughts up in the form of a weblog. Other pages here include a few LaTeX problems that I came across whilst writing my thesis, a set of computer notes that I wrote to remind myself how to do infrequent and non-obvious tasks, and some observations on the behaviour of the rat with application to its removal from student rooms.