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Department of Physics

Staff profile

Dr Nigel Metcalfe, MA (Physics), DPhil (Astrophysics), FRAS

Personal web page

Associate Fellow in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43566
Room number: ocw102

(email at nigel.metcalfe@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Responsibilities within department

Member of the Computing Support Management Committee. Member of the Laboratories Committee. Administration and Teaching database design, development and maintenance (mysql and php scripting). Physics computer classroom coordinator.

Teaching activity

Leader of the Level 3 Key Skills Computing Course. Academic adviser.

Research interests

Deep galaxy counts and clustering and their interpretation in light of current theories of galaxy evolution and cosmology. I am on the Science Council of the Pan-STARRS project, chair their Data Reduction and Verification Group (DRAVG) and co-ordinate their detection efficiency server project.  I am also part of the VST Atlas Survey team.

Research Groups

Publications

Conference Paper

  • Holliman, N. S., Baugh, C., Frenk, C., Jenkins, A., Froner, B., Hassaine, D., Helly, J., Metcalfe, N. & Okamoto, T. (2006), Cosmic cookery: making a stereoscopic 3D animated movie, in Woods, Andrew J., Dodgson, Neil A., Merritt, John O., Bolas, Mark T. & McDowall, Ian E. eds, Proceedings of SPIE 6055: Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIII. San Jose, California, International Society for Optical Engineering, 605505.
  • Metcalfe, Nigel., Shanks, Tom. , Fong, Dick. , McCracken, Henry J., Campos, Ana., Gardner, Jon P., & Thompson, David. (2002), Do Galaxies Form at High Redshift?, ASP Conference Series 283: A New Era In Cosmology. Durham, UK, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Durham, 361-364.
  • McCracken, H., , Metcalfe, N., , Shanks, T., & et al. (2000), Galaxy Clustering in the Herschel Deep Field, in Mazure, A.,, Le Fèvre, O., & Le Brun, V. eds, ASP Conference Series 200: Clustering at High Redshift. 68.
  • Metcalfe, N., , Shanks, T., , Fong, R., , Gardner, J., & Roche, N. (1996), Faint Galaxy Number Counts, in Bender, R., & Davies, R.L. eds, IAU Symposium 171: New Light on Galaxy Evolution. Kluwer, Dordrecht, 225-.

Edited book

  • Metcalfe, Nigel & Shanks, Tom (2007). Cosmic Frontiers. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series Volume 379. Michigan: Sheridan Books.
  • Metcalfe, Nigel & Shanks, Tom (2002). A New Era in Cosmology. ASP Conference Series Vol 283. Michigan: Sheridan Books.

Journal Article

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