Saturn

Astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology

Name Department Research
Clements, Dave L Physics Extragalactic far-infrared and submillimetre astronomy, star formation, dust in galaxies, Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies, The quasar-galaxy connection. Herschel project. Instrument ground testing, data processing and analysis software development, instrument health and trend monitoring, ground segment operations
Heavens, Alan F Physics Cosmology and astrostatistics, director of Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology
Jaffe, Andrew H Physics Statistical Cosmology. Testing cosmological theories: Theory and analysis of fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave background; Large Scale Structure; Statistics of the galaxy distribution and large scale flows. Theoretical Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics.
Mohanty, Subhanjoy Physics Theoretical and observational studies of star and planet formation and evolution
Mortlock, Daniel J Physics Astrostatistics
Scott, Patrick Physics Astroparticle physics, particle physics beyond the Standard Model, cosmology, dark matter, solar physics, stellar evolution, numerical and statistical methods
Trotta, Roberto Physics Statistical inference and model selection. Numerical data analysis and data mining. Environmental assessment of risk. Astrophysical phenomena and cosmology. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Early Universe Cosmology.
Unruh, Yvonne C Physics Magnetic activity on low-mass stars
Warren, Stephen J Physics Observational astronomy with a general interest in surveys, particularly for high-redshift quasars, and cool brown dwarfs, gravitational lensing, and quasar absorption lines. Involved in the planned ESA Euclid satellite

Astrostatistics

Name Department Research
Heavens, Alan F Physics Cosmology and astrostatistics, director of Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology
Pritchard, Jonathan R Physics Astrostatistics
Scott, Patrick Physics Astroparticle physics, particle physics beyond the Standard Model, cosmology, dark matter, solar physics, stellar evolution, numerical and statistical methods
Trotta, Roberto Physics Statistical inference and model selection. Numerical data analysis and data mining. Environmental assessment of risk. Astrophysical phenomena and cosmology. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Early Universe Cosmology.

Heliospheric and Space Physics

Name Department Research
Forsyth, Robert J Physics Heliosphere
Horbury, Timothy S Physics Space plasma processes, particularly turbulence; solar wind; Principal Investigator, magnetometer, Solar Orbiter (launch 2018)
Schwartz, Steven J Physics Space plasmas, especially shock waves and kinetic processes and particle acceleration. Solar wind physics and interaction with the Earth's magnetosphere and other bodies in the solar system.

Planetary Science

Name Department Research
Bland, Phil A Earth Sciences Engineering Origin and early evolution of the Solar System through analysis of primitive meteorites and cometary samples; 2) understanding asteroid and cometary impacts, on Earth and other planets; 3) identifying the source regions and parent bodies for meteorites in the Solar System by recovery of samples with known orbits.
Collins, Gareth S Earth Sciences Engineering Development and application of numerical models to study impact processes, their consequences on Earth and in our Solar System, and related large, rapid, violent geologic processes, such as large rock avalanches.
Dougherty, Michele K Physics Planetary Science
Galand, Marina I F Physics Atmospheres of planets, moons, and comets. Modelling development of kinetic and fluid models applied to planetary plasma. Science involvement in instruments onboard planetary missions (e.g., Cassini-Huygens, Rosetta, JUICE).
Genge, Matthew J Earth Sciences Engineering Meteorites, cosmic dust, origins of life, impact processes and craters. Member of NASAs CAPTEM committee on Cosmic Dust, and was a member of the STARDUST preliminary examination team.
Ghail, Richard Earth Sciences Engineering Understanding Earth and Venus geology, including plate recycling
Gupta, Sanjeev Earth Sciences Engineering Robotic exploration of Mars, MSL mission operations, planetary geology and exploration
Martins, Zita Earth Sciences Engineering Astrobiology, cosmochemistry, origins of life including organic content of carbonaceous meteorites, detection of organic compounds in space missions. Co-I on following projects: OREOCUBE experiment (ESA-ELIPS mission), Miller-Urey Experiment in Space. Close-up Camera (part of MarcoPolo-R payload). Co-chair of the Astrobiology working group of the Marco-Polo R asteroid sample return mission
Morgan, Joanna V Earth Sciences Engineering Modelling impacts, the ejection of material from an impact site and its interaction with an atmosphere, and the thermal effects of ejecta re-entry. Impact structure geophysics and geology, co-chief scientist on a ~
Mueller-Wodarg, Ingo C F Physics Atmospheres on planets and moons
Muxworthy, Adrian R Earth Sciences Engineering Leads the palaeomagnetism group, specialising in mineral magnetism, particularly in mineral magnetic recording and low-temperature thermomagnetometry.
Pickering, Juliet C Physics Spectroscopic instrumentation (far-IR, visible, UV and VUV); atmospheric physics (e.g. deployment of novel, Imperial
Pike, Tom (William) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Planetary seismology, surface microstructures, regolith formation, Co-I on 2008 Phoenix mission, Co-I on 2015 InSight mission
Rehkamper, Mark Earth Sciences Engineering Multiple collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) and application of this technique for high precision isotope analyses. Development and application of leading-edge isotopic methods for research in earth and planetary sciences, meteorites.
Rowan-Robinson, Michael Physics Infrared astronomy and cosmology
Sephton, Mark A Earth Sciences Engineering Research covers meteoritics, cosmochemistry, origins of life. Detection of organic matter and discrimination between its biotic or abiotic origins. Pioneered deep investigation of meteorite macromolecules using advanced pyrolysis techniques.
Southwood, David J Physics Planetary magnetic fields. President of the Royal Astronomical Society, Member, Steering Board UKSA, Distinguished Visiting Scientist and Member, Advisory Council, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA, Chairman Board of Trustees London Institute of Space Policy and Law.
Warner, Mike R Earth Sciences Engineering Crustal & exploration seismology, impact cratering, seismic inversion, neural networks in exploration seismology, time-lapse seismics, helioseismology

Plasma Physics

Name Department Research
Suzuki-Vidal, Francisco Earth Sciences Engineering Experimental plasma physics, laboratory astrophysics, plasma diagnostics, applications of plasma experiments to space science and fundamental studies of e.g. supersonic plasma flows, collisional shocks, magnetised shocks and magnetic reconnection.