I am the Regius Professor of Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. I work at the Institute for Astronomy, which together with the UK Astronomy Technology Centre makes up the Royal Observatory Edinburgh(ROE). The IfA is part of the School of Physics of the University. I have just returned from a sunny year on sabbatical at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford in California.
The School of Physics is part of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA).
My research interests are in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), observational cosmology, survey astronomy, and e-science (the Virtual Observatory). To the left are links to various projects I am involved in, and overviews of my research interests. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Your Daily Dose of Tao
Just for a hoot, and to prove I am still an old hippy at heart, here is a random chapter from Ron Hogan's snappy adaptation of the Tao Te Ching. To get a new chapter, press refresh on your browser.