And welcome to my website!!

I am currently an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow in the Institute for Astronomy at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh and part of the University of Edinburgh. I previously worked at Drexel University, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Penn State University. I did my PhD research at Durham University.

My research expertise is quasars, observational extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology.

Please, feel free to email me, npross <at> roe dot ac dot uk.





r-[22] = 15.5

(Above:)  Quasar SDSS J091501.71+241812.1, at redshift z=0.844 which is an example of a new class of  “Extremely Red Quasars”, selected to be 1000 times more luminous in the observed 22um than in the r-band (rAB-[22]Vega>14) and reported in Ross et al. (2015, MNRAS, 453, 3932). This object has spectral features consistent with a “Type I” quasar, but has a WISE W4 band magnitude of 4.82±0.03 mag, suggesting considerable quantities of dust are present in the host galaxy.