Teaching

In 2019/20 if you are (un)lucky I’ll be teaching you in your Queen’s University Belfast physics degrees via:

  • Level 1 PHY1001 Foundation Physics 1 – You at at the left of this diagram
  • Level 2 PHY2083 Astrophysics I – Starting at the Sun and working outward
  • Level 2 Lab experiments – How hot is the Sun, or indeed the Universe? If you don’t know the Stefan-Boltzmann Law by the end of this experiment, give up physics.
  • Level 3 PHY3003 Astrophysics II – We live in a big old galaxy, and this is how we understand it via 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 new QUB Teaching Observatory on the Roof of the Physics Building. Northern Ireland have just scored a goal against Germany in the background.