Teaching

If you are (un)lucky I’ll be teaching you in your Queen’s University Belfast BSc and MSci physics degrees. Currently I teach:

  • Level 1 PHY1001 Foundation Physics 1 – You are at the left of this diagram
  • Level 1 PHY1003 Computational Physics – Learn how to code python like a scientist. You’ll never know how lucky you are I don’t teach C.
  • Level 3 PHY3003 Astrophysics II – We live in a big old galaxy, and this is how we understand it via Oort’s constants and the gravitational Poisson equation.
  • Level 3 BSc projects – H-alpha imaging of the Solar chromosphere. Yes, it can be sunny in Belfast.
  • Level 4 MSci projects – I’ve built a teaching observatory! Come and use it to study asteroids, globular clusters and anything else that takes my fancy.
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    Globular Cluster M13 from the Observatory
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    Large Sunspot group imaged with Level 3 H-alpha telescope plus cameras, 21 July 2016.

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    The QUB Teaching Observatory on the Roof of the Physics Building. Northern Ireland have just scored a goal against Germany in the background.