Dr Chris North
My 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 an the UK Herschel Outreach Officer, based at Cardiff University though responsible for coordinating UK-wide outreach activities for the Herschel Space Observatory. This involves coordinating efforts of UK Herschel team members for large events, liaising with STFC, UKSA, ESA and NASA, as well as the press and media, and presenting the Herschel Space Observatory to schools and other groups. I am also a member of the team behind Chromoscope - one of the most popular online astronomy applications.
- M. L. Brown, A. D. Challinor, C. E. North, et al. (2009) MNRAS 397, 634 "Impact of modulation on CMB B-mode polarization experiments"
- C. E. North et al. (2008) Proceedings of the SPIE 7020, 63 "Dielectric constant reduction using porous substrates in finline millimetre and submillimetre detectors"
- G. Yassin, P. K. Grimes, O. G. King, C. E. North (2008) Electronics Letters 44, 13:866 "Waveguide-to-planar circuit transition for millimetre-wave detectors"
- C. E. North et al. (2008) Proceedings of the 43rd Rencontres de Moriond "Detecting the B-mode Polarisation of the CMB with Clover"
- C. E. North, G. Yassin and P. K. Grimes (2006) 17th Int. Symp. on Space THz Tech., 284 "Rigorous Analysis and Design of Finline Tapers for High Performance Millimetre and Submillimetre Detectors"
2001-2005: BA, MSci, University of Cambridge
2005-2008: DPhil, University of Oxford
2008-present: PDRA, Cardiff University
2008-present: Astronomy Researcher and co-presenter, BBC Sky at Night