Dr Eamonn Kerins

Senior Lecturer in Astronomy

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I obtained a BSc in Astronomy from the University of London (UCL) in 1991 and a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London in 1995. I was a EU Marie Curie Fellow at Strasbourg Observatory from 1996-1998 and a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford from 1998-2001. I was a senior research fellow at Liverpool John Moores University until 2004 when I became an STFC (then PPARC) Advanced Fellow. I moved to Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester, in 2007 where I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy.

I co-lead the ESA EUCLID Exoplanet Science Working Group and I have served as a consultant for the NASA WFIRST space mission proposal. I am PI of the international SPEARNET survey, which is undertaking a large-scale survey of planet atmospheres using transmission spectroscopy. I have co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers in astronomy.

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External examiner to MSc Astrophysics taught courses, Queen Mary University of London

15 Oct 201914 Oct 2023

Areas of expertise

  • QB Astronomy - extra-solar planets, time-domain astronomy, gravitational microlensing

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