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About me

 

I am an Instrument Scientist/Astronomer at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) in Edinburgh.

I am currently one of the Instrument Scientist for Multi-Object Optical and Near-IR Spectrograph (MOONS), the next generation spectrograph for the Very Large Telescope (VLT). I am also part of the UKATC technical team developing the IR subsystem of ELT-HIRES and science Team of ELT-HARMONI.

I am leading the design of the inner Milky Way survey with VLT-MOONS, a member of the Vista Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) photometric survey and its extension (VVV-X), member of the WEAVE low-resolution survey of the Galactic disk, and an Affiliated Principal Investigator of LSST:UK .

 

My research is focused on mapping the stellar population and structure of the inner Galaxy. I am currently leading several projects to place the properties of the Milky Way bulge in the general context of bulge formation by observing nearby edge-on galaxies. 

I am also a fitness/bodybuilding enthusiast and strong proponent of a 100% plant-based nutrition for performance, the environment and animal rights. 

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