Cosmology, Astronomy and Light Pollution
I am a physicist who retains a passion for astronomy and science.
Being a physicist isn't a job, or even a career, it is a state of mind. Once you begin to look at the world as
a physicist it is hard to avoid looking at anything and wondering how it works. Even
my choice of house was
dependant on the sky brightness. Although retired I have continued to pursue
physics by developing mathematical models of skyglow and by developing astronomical equipment.
This website is a route for communicating that knowledge and passion to anyone
else who is interested.
The light pollution pages show the impact of
poorly designed lights on our night sky and how we can model and improve the
lights of the future to allow more people access to the stars.
The Cosmology Today pages describe the current understanding of the evolution and eventual
death of our universe.
The observational Cosmology pages show a few of the images of galaxies which are available from the earth.
The universe in 4D allows us to look at the universe in 3 spatial dimensions plus time via mathematical modelling to see how the skies would
change if we travelled through the universe.
I am available to
give talks on any of these topics which everything from inflation theory and
anti-matter to the History of Astronomy.
The list of available talks is:
- Skyglow Modelling
- The Universe in 4D
- The Renaissance of Astronomy