I am currently a Research Associate in the Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology group at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. Before this I obtained a MSci from Imperial College London in Physics with Theoretical Physics in 2010 and a PhD in Astrophysics from Cardiff University in 2013. During my PhD I worked under the supervision of Prof Peter Coles on cosmology with extreme value statistics.
My main current research interest is in cosmology with weak gravitational lensing in the radio band. I am heavily involved in the SuperCLASS survey, a pathfinding experiment for radio weak lensing with the Square Kilometre Array, and am co-PI of the radioGREAT challenge, which seeks to test the ability of different algorithms to infer cosmic shear from realistic radio data.
A list of my publications and preprints can be viewed here.
A recent (29/08/2016) version of my CV can be found here.
I can be found on twitter (expressing personal opinions) as "at" itrharrison and am the semi-regular news reader for the Jodcast
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
School of Physics & Astronomy
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
E-mail: ian.harrison-2 "at" manchester "dot" ac "dot" uk