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Prof Richard Battye ( ) - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Cosmology

Tel: 0161 275-4185

Location: Alan Turing Building-3.217
The School of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




I am orginally from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. I studied Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge obtaining 1st Class Honours in 1991 and finished my PhD in 1995. I worked under the supervision of Paul Shellard in the Relativity Group in DAMTP and my thesis title was "String radiation, interactions and constraints." I was elected a research fellow of Trinity in 1995 and was also awarded a PPARC postdoctoral fellowship. As a postdoc I spent the 2 years at Imperial College in the theoretical physics group and 4 years back in DAMTP. In 1999 I was awarded a PPARC advanced research fellowship. In September 2001 I moved to the University of Manchester where I have been ever since. I am a member of the Astrophysics group within the School of Physics and Astronomy. Between 2001 and 2007 I was based at Jodrell Bank Observatory, and I am now part of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in the newly built Turing Building.


BA (1st class Hons) in Mathematics, 1991

Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, 1992

MA, 1994

PhD, 1996

(All University of Cambridge)