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Department of Physics

Staff profile

Prof Martin Ward, Bsc. Msc. DPhil. MA(Cantab.)

Professor in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43797
Room number: OC305
Telephone: 42589/43637
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 44699
Room number: D007


Martin Ward is currently the Head of the Department of Physics, and also holds the Temple Chevallier Chair of Astronomy. He has previously held positions at Cambridge, Oxford and Leicester, before coming to Durham in 2004. He is an observational astrophysicist whose research interests include black holes and quasars. He was a consultant for the European Space Agency and is involved in the next generation Hubble Telescope, project. He is interested in science public outreach, and has been a guest on Patrick Moore’s “The Sky at Night”, and Melvyn Bragg’s “In Our Time”.

Research Groups


Journal papers: academic