Prof Philip Diamond

Professor of Astrophysics

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Hello, my name is Phil Diamond. I am a Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester and, since 2012, the Director-General of the Square Kilometre Array.

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My scientific interests include the study of star-formation and stellar evolution, starburst galaxies, supernovae and the environments of super-massive black-holes. In the main, I use radio interferometry to undertake this work, using MERLIN, VLBI and other facilities. 


BSc (Hons), Physics with Astrophysics, University of Leeds, 1979

Diploma for Advanced Studies in Science, Manchester University, 1980

PhD, Radio Astronomy, Manchester University, 1982 

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