Clive Dickinson

Professor of Astrophysics and Head of the Sun, Stars and Galaxies (SSG) Group

Clive Dickinson is Professor of Astrophysics and Head of the Sun, Stars and Galaxies (SSG) group. He is also director of the MSc by research in astronomy and astrophysics programme Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Clive came to Manchester after spending 5 years in the USA. at the California Institute of Technology ("Caltech") and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Clive has been awarded numerous awards for his work including the Royal Astronomical Society's Michael Penston Prize for best UK PhD thesis (2004), an STFC Advanced Fellowship (2008) and ERC Consolidator Starting Grant (2012).



Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 4232


Clive's research spans Galactic astrophysics to cosmology. He specializes in characterizing and understanding diffuse Galactic foregrounds, which are a major contaminant of cosmic microwave background experiments (like Planck) and, more recently, low frequency intensity mapping experiments.

Clive was the coordinator of the Galactic science working group for Planck and is the Manchester lead for the C-BASS and BINGO experiments.

Reseach group: Sun, Stars and Galaxies
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