I am a Professor of Astrophysics and European Research Council Fellow at the
University of Edinburgh. I am also the Director of the
German Centre for Cosmological Lensing at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.
Read about my research in two magazine articles, Seeing the Invisible and What is the nature of the dark Universe?, published in Physics World. You can also download and read my short e-book on The Dark Universe published by the Institute of Physics as part of the Physics World Discovery Collection, an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to understand rapidly evolving fields.
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My research is supported by the European Research Council under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement number 647112). As part of that research I have the pleasure of working with the KiDS, CFHTLenS and RCSLenS surveys, three of the largest deep ground-based surveys in existence. All of these surveys are ideal for my main area of research into the Dark Universe using weak gravitational lensing .