Edward Gillen
Edward Gillen

Edward Gillen

Wed 28th Sep 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Place: St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall

Category: Monthly Society Meetings

At our September meeting, Edward Gillen will give a talk titled “Exoplanets”.

Dr Edward Gillen
Dr Edward Gillen: Winton Fellow & Lecturer in Observations of Exoplanets

Dr Gillen is a Winton Fellow at Queen Mary University of London. His research focuses on understanding the evolution, diversity and habitability of planetary systems, using a variety of ground- and space-based observatories.

He completed his PhD at the University of Oxford in 2015, where he worked on young eclipsing binary stars and their environments in open clusters. Following his PhD, he moved into exoplanet research and took up a postdoctoral position in exoplanets at the University of Cambridge. In 2018, he was awarded a Winton Exoplanet Fellowship. He moved to QMUL in May 2020 to join the Astronomy Unit as a lecturer.

He is a consortium member of the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS).

The Meeting will start at 7.45pm. The hall doors are open from 7:00pm and members are welcome to attend from this time to assist, set up the hall and socialise.