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Dr Chris North

Overview

Dr Chris  North Position:Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
Ogden Science Lecturer, STFC Public Engagement Fellow
Email:Chris.North ( at astro.cf.ac.uk )
Telephone:029 208 +44 (0)29 208 70537
Location:N/3.20

Research Interests

I am the Ogden Science Lecturer for Cardiff University, working with the Ogden Trust to encourage take-up of physics at school and University. I also hold an STFC Public Engagement Fellowship, focussing on Gravitational Wave research.

My astronomy research focuses on the SPIRE instrument onboard the Herschel Space Observatory, which observes far-infrared and submillimetre light from gas and dust in our galaxy and beyond. My specific work is relating to the calibration of the instrument, ensuring that the data produced is as accurate as possible.

As well as scientific research, I am involved with outreach relating to the Herschel Space Observatory and the Planck Satellite.

I am a member of the team behind popular online astronomy websites such as Chromoscope, Design a Space Telescope, Multiwavelength Universe and the CMB Simulator.

Teaching

  • Deputy Module Organiser for PX1126 (Engaging Physics)
  • Guest lecturer for PX1225 (1st year Planets and Exoplanets), PX2234 (2nd year Synoptic Physics)
  • BSc Project Supervisor: Bringing Astronomy into the Classroom
  • MPhys Project co-supervisor: Super-resolution observations with Herschel

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Biography

2016-present: Ogden Science Lecturer, STFC Public Engagement Fellow, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy 2014-2016: Lecturer and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy
2013-2016: Community Engagement Coordinator, Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy
2008-2016: PDRA, Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy
2007-2014: Astronomy Researcher and co-presenter, BBC Sky at Night
2005-2008: DPhil, University of Oxford
2001-2005: BA, MSci, University of Cambridge