Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

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Dr. Clive Dickinson


Professor of Astrophysics and Head of the Sun, Stars and Galaxies (SSG) Group

I am Professor of Astrophysics and Head of the Sun, Stars and Galaxies (SSG) Group at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. I am also the course director for the MSc by research in Astronomy and Astrophysics programme.

We hosted the first workshop on Anomlaous Microave Emission (AME). If you would like to view the talk titles (with downloadable pdf slides) please click here. You can download papers related to work presented at the meeting, from the Hindawi website here.

Researchers in my group

Dr Mathieu Remazeilles. Working on CMB foregrounds, Planck, and component separation.

Dr Stuart Harper. Intensity mapping simulations and CMB foregrounds. BINGO, COMAP, SKA, and QUIJOTE experiments.

Dr Sambit Roychowdhury . Intensity mapping simulations, BINGO and SKA. Star formation in external galaxies.

Dr Michael Peel. Working on Galactic foregrounds and calibration for Planck. Also works on C-BASS, OCRA and AME.

Current students:-

Lucas Olivari. PhD student (2014-2017). Brazilian-funded PhD student working on intensity mapping and cosmology.

Michael D'Cruze. PhD student (2012-2017). Digital spectrometer and line surveys with the Lovell telescope.

Tianyue Chen. PhD student (2015-2018). Intensity mapping simulations and cross-correlation. BINGO and COMAP experiments.

Adam Barr. PhD student (2015-2018). C-Band All-Sky Survey (C-BASS). Diffuse foreground emissions.

Previous group members

Dr Yin-Zhe Ma. Post-doc (2014-2015). Intensity mapping and cosmology, including Planck and kinetic SZ effect. Now at UKZN, South Africa.

Dr Matias Vidal. PhD student (2010-2013). Post-doc 2014--2016. Interstellar medium, CMB foregrounds, spinning dust. Now at University of Chile.

Shweta Agarwal. MSc student (2014-2016). Analysis of CBI 31 GHz observations of supernova remnants.

Adam Colclough. MSc student (2014-2015). Beam measurements and systematics for BINGO.

Dr Marie-Anne Bigot-Sazy. Post-doc (2010-2013). Intensity mapping simulations, BINGO. QUBIC CMB experiment.

Melis Irfan. PhD student (2010-2014). Worked on C-BASS data analysis and foreground characterization.

Kate Voller. PhD student (2011-2014) supervised by Prof Richard Battye. Worked on HI intensity mapping simulations with intereferometers and data analysis.

Dr Lorenzo Trojan. Worked on radio technology in collaboration with KACST.

Costantinos Demetroullas. MSc(R) student (2011-2012). Worked CBI Galactic plane mapping. Now a PhD student at Manchester with Dr Michael Brown.

Hazel Martindale. Summer student (2011). Analysed e-VLA data to map the M78 region. Now a PhD student at the University of Sussex.

Hadrien Montanelli. Work placement student (2011-2012). Worked on radio interferometry and CBI mapping of Galactic objects

Dimitrios Stamadianos. MSc student (2009-2010). Analysed CBI 30 GHz data of W40 to constrain diffuse radiation components including anomalous dust emission.

Antonio Pasqua. MSc student (2009-2010). Analysing spectra from WMAP to constrain the best frequencies for CMB observations in total-intensity and polarization.

I acknowledge and appreciate funding from STFC (Advanced Fellowship and consolidated grant to the University of Manchester), an EU Re-Integration Grant (IRG), an ERC Starting Grant, and KACST (Saudi Arabia).

Prof. Clive Dickinson
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Alan Turing Building
School of Physics \& Astronomy
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
ph: +44 (0)161 275 4232
fax: +44 (0)161 275 4247
E-mail:Clive "dot" Dickinson "at" manchester "dot" ac "dot" uk