Who is Matt Burleigh?
Matt Burleigh
Date of birth: 12/11/1971
Place of birth: London
Education: 1983-1990 Priory School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. A Levels in Physics, Maths and Geography.
1990-1993 Leicester University. BSc Physics with Astrophysics, 1st Class Hons.
1993 Postgraduate Certificate in Periodical Journalism.
1993-1997 Leicester University. PhD Hot white dwarfs in detached binaries from the ROSAT WFC all sky survey
Employment: Dec. 1996 - March 2000 UK ROSAT Support Scientist, XRA Astronomy Group, University of Leicester.
April 2000 - Sept. 2001 Postdoctoral research associate, XRA Astronomy Group, University of Leicester.
Sept. 2001 - present Temporary Lecturer, X-ray and Observational Astronomy Group, University of Leicester.
March 2004 - March 2009 PPARC Advanced Fellow
Research: Extra-solar planets: planetary companions to white dwarfs, the Eddington mission, white dwarfs in Sirius-type binaries, magnetic white dwarfs, structure and composition of white dwarf atmospheres.
Outside interests: Cricket, football, cooking, beer, wine, travel.
Contact: mbu@star.le.ac.uk
Office +44 116 252 2077
Mobile 07941 303519
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester
Leicester
LE1 7RH
UK


This document was last updated on 13th May 2003 by Matt Burleigh.