Professor Michael G Edmunds

M.A., Ph.D., FRAS, FInstP, CPhys

Emeritus Professor

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email:
mike.edmunds@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4668
Location:
N/4.05, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

Mike Edmunds is Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics at Cardiff University andformer Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy. He was educated atCambridge, but has lived and worked in Wales for over 35 years. His mainresearch career involved the determination and interpretation of theabundances of the chemical elements in the Universe, and investigation ofthe origin of interstellar dust. Later work has partly focused on thehistory of astronomy, and on Science in Society activity. Mike is Chair theAntikythera Mechanism Research Project, Chair of the Astronomical HeritageCommittee of the Royal Astronomical Society, a former member of two UKResearch Councils (the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the Science and Technology Facilities Council), and can occasionally be seenin his one-man play about Newton "Sir Isaac Remembers...".

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  • Gomez, H. L.et al. 2005. Iron Needles in Supernova Remnants?. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society 361, pp. 1012-1014. (10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.09241.x)
  • Edmunds, M. G. and Gomez, H. L. 2005. Dust in supernovae and supernova remnants. Presented at: The Fate of Most Massive Stars, Grand Teton National Park, WY, USA, 23-28 May 2004 Presented at Humphreys, R. and Stanek, K. Z. eds.The Fate of Most Massive Stars: Proceedings of a Meeting held at Jackson Lake Grand Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, 23-28 May 2004. Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series, Vol. 332. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific pp. 324-331.

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