Highly opinionated ruminations on my favourite subjects, including my astrophyics research, science funding, cricket, economics and house prices, politics, real ale and good pubs.

I am a professional astronomer working at the University of Leicester, where I am a Reader in the excellent Dept of Physics and Astronomy. I study white dwarf stars, and am particularly interested in searching for evidence of old solar systems orbiting them, including brown dwarfs and gas giant planets. I teach physics and astronomy classes, and supervise PhD students – contact me if you are interested in my research.

In real life I play a ridiculous amount of cricket every summer, travel as often as possible, and never say no to a good beer in a nice pub.

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