Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Our Research

Dr. Clive Dickinson


I am an STFC Advanced Fellow and Reader of astrophysics at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester. I am also the course director for the MSc by research in Astronomy and Astrophysics programme.

We hosted the first workshop on Anomlaous Microave Emission (AME). If you would like to view the talk titles (with downloadable pdf slides) please click here. You can download papers related to work presented at the meeting, from the Hindawi website here.

Researchers in my group

Dr Marie-Anne Bigot-Sazy. Working on simulations and data analysis for HI intensity mapping experiments and BINGO. Also works on QUBIC CMB experiment.

Dr Mathieu Remazeilles. Working on CMB foregrounds, Planck, and component separation.

Dr Michael Peel. Working on Galactic foregrounds and calibration for Planck. Also works on C-BASS, OCRA and AME.

Current students:-

Michael D'Cruze. PhD student (2011-2014) supervised by Prof Richard Davis. Spectral line surveys with the Lovell telescope.

Stuart Harper. PhD student (2011-2014). Working on the QUIJOTE experiment and spinning dust.

Kate Voller. PhD student (2011-2014) supervised by Prof Richard Battye. Working on HI intensity mapping simulations with intereferometers and data analysis.

Matias Vidal. PhD student (2010-2013). Working on QUIET data analysis and polarization foregrounds in WMAP data. Characterising and separating foreground components.

Melis Irfan. PhD student (2010-2014). Working on C-BASS data analysis and foreground characterization.

Previous group members

Dr Lorenzo Trojan. Worked on radio technology in collaboration with KACST.

Costantinos Demetroullas. MSc(R) student (2011-2012). Worked CBI Galactic plane mapping. Now a PhD student at Manchester with Dr Michael Brown.

Hazel Martindale. Summer student (2011). Analysed e-VLA data to map the M78 region. Now a PhD student at the University of Sussex.

Hadrien Montanelli. Work placement student (2011-2012). Worked on radio interferometry and CBI mapping of Galactic objects

Dimitrios Stamadianos. MSc student (2009-2010). Analysed CBI 30 GHz data of W40 to constrain diffuse radiation components including anomalous dust emission.

Antonio Pasqua. MSc student (2009-2010). Analysing spectra from WMAP to constrain the best frequencies for CMB observations in total-intensity and polarization.

I acknowledge and appreciate funding from STFC (Advanced Fellowship and consolidated grant to the University of Manchester), an EU Re-Integration Grant (IRG), an ERC Starting Grant, and KACST (Saudi Arabia).

Dr. Clive Dickinson
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics
Alan Turing Building
School of Physics \& Astronomy
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
ph: +44 (0)161 275 4232
fax: +44 (0)161 275 4247
E-mail:Clive "dot" Dickinson "at" manchester "dot" ac "dot" uk