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Department of Physics

Staff profile

Dr Jeremy Allington-Smith, PhD

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Reader in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43522
Room number: 251

Research Groups

  • Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Research Interests

  • Astronomical instrumentation
  • Astrophysics

Indicators of Esteem

  • 1983: Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society:
  • 2001: Invited speaker at 'Galaxies the 3rd Dimension', Cozumel, Dec 2001.:
  • 2002: Invited lecturer NATO ASI Cargese Summer School 'Optics in Astrophysics': Contributed series of lectures on "Spectroscopy". Published by Springer-Verlag, Vol. 198 in NATO science series, Eds Foy & Foy (2005)
  • 2004: Membership of PPARC Technology and Industry Advisory Panel:
  • 2005: Invited Speaker and member of Scientific Organising Committee 'Science Perspectives for 3D Spectroscopy': Proceedings published by European Southern Observatory
  • 2005: Invited speaker at 3rd Mexico-Korea conference of large telescopes: To be published in Rev.Mex.AA
  • 2005: Organiser of conference 'Integral Field Spectroscopy: techniques and data production' 2005: Edited proceedings in New Astronomy Reviews (vol. 50; with J. Gerssen and D. Robertson)
  • 2005: Organiser of Integral Field Spectroscopy Conference (Durham): A major international conference on a technique of increasing importance to astronomy and now ubiquitoous in plans for Extremely Large Telescopes
  • 2006: Appointment to San Pedro Martir Telescopes Technical Working Group.:
  • 2006: Coordinator of international 'Astrophotonica Europa' partnership: This is a network to exploit photonics for astronomy, aimed at EU FP7 funding under the Opticon umbrella.
  • 2006: Invited speaker at Guillermo-Haro workshop, Tonanzintla, Mexico, July 2006.:
  • 2007: Member of the International Astronomical Union:
  • 2008: Invited speaker and member of Science Organising committee 'Science with AO-fed instruments on large telescopes': April 2008, Dunk Island, Australia.
  • 2010: Invited speaker on Astrophotonics SPIE meeting on Astronomical Instrumentation, San Diego:
  • 2011: Invited Speaker on Astrophotonics at CLEO-Europe meeting, Munich:
  • 2011: Lecturer at summer school on solar and stellar polarisation, Sichuan, China:
  • 2011: Photonics21 Working Group 7 Membership:
  • 2013: Organizser Astrophotonics Summer School, Wiesenburg, Germany:

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 2011: BIBBOSS Fibre Asemblies (£38800.00 from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  • 2010: Astrophotonis Funding (£28496.54 from STFC)
  • 2009: Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astonomy - OPTICON (£414000.00 from EU Commission (EntDG))
  • 2008: WFMOS CONCEPTUAL DESIGN STUDY (£109710.75 from Australian Astronomical Observatory)