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Number of bursts triggered on by Swift: 1511
(or ground/slew/GUANO detected)


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Conference Talks

Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory studies of novae in outburst - AAS HEAD 17, Monterey, California, USA, March 2019 (Invited speaker)
Swift Observations of Novae - Time Domain Astrophysics with Swift III, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA, October 2018 (Invited speaker)
Multi-Wavelength Studies of Novae: Thermal Emission - 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, USA, July 2018 (Invited speaker)
Recent highlights of Swift observations of novae - From Cooling to Explosion: The Physics of White Dwarfs, Tossa de Mar, Spain, 2017
X-ray observations of novae with Swift - Wide Band Spectral and Timing Studies of Cosmic X-ray Sources, Mumbai, 2017 (Invited speaker)
Cataclysmic Variables: A Universe of (non-fatal) Explosions - Advanced School on X-ray Astrophysics, Ensenada, Mexico, 2014 (Invited lecturer/supervisor)
Multi-frequency Evolution of V2491 Cyg (Nova Cyg 2008 No. 2) - The Golden Age of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, Palermo, Sicily, 2011 (Invited speaker)
Swift Observations of Classical and Recurrent Novae - IAU Symposium 281: Binary Paths to Type Ia Supernovae Explosions, Padova, 2011 (Invited speaker)
Answers - and new questions - from Swift - The Physics of Relativistic Flows, Stockholm, 2009 (Invited speaker)
Swift sheds (X-ray) light on the explosion of SN 2008D - NAM 08
The Rising X-ray Afterglow of GRB 080307 - Sixth Huntsville Symposium, Poster Prize presentation, 2008
GRB 061121: Broad-band spectral evolution through the prompt and afterglow phases of a bright burst - 070228: The Next Decade of Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows, Amsterdam, 2007

Public/Outreach Talks

Ely Astronomy Club: Swift Observations of the Explosive Universe - via Zoom 12th March 2021
Space Lates: The Biggest Explosions in the Universe - National Space Centre, 16th March 2018
IOP Merseyside Branch Public Lecture: Swift observations of the explosive Universe - University of Liverpool, Central Teaching Hub, 25th October 2017
Lovell Lecture: Observing explosions across the Universe with the Swift spacecraft - Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, 17th July 2014
National Space Academy Keynote Speaker for Year 10 Careers Conference: Violent explosions in Space - National Space Centre, Leicester, 16th June 2014

Posters (not a complete list)

Super-soft X-ray spectral evolution in novae - Stella Novae: Past and Future Decades, Cape Town, 2013
Swift Observations of Super-Soft Novae - Swift Mission Conference: Celebrating 5 Years, PSU, 2009
The rising X-ray afterglow of GRB 080307 - Poster Prize winner at the Sixth Huntsville Symposium, Huntsville, 2008 (Photo)
X-ray spectral evolution during the 2006 Outburst of RS Oph - RS Ophiuchi (2006) and the Recurrent Nova Phenomenon, Keele, 2007
A Tale of Two Faint Bursts - The Multicolored Landscape of Compact Objects and their Explosive Origins, 2006
An X-ray Baldwin Effect for narrow Fe Kα lines
XMM-Newton observations of 3C 273 (2)
XMM-Newton observations of 3C 273

Organisation

Member of Science Organising Committee for EWASS 2018 Nova session
Member of Science Organising Committee for Gamma Ray Burst 2012, Marbella
Chair of session at The Golden Age of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects
Member of Local Organising Committee for 50 years of Space Science at Leicester.

Media

Anglo Irish Astro Geeks 008
The Sky at Night: In the Blink of an Eye [clip]
BBC's The Sky at Night filmed on campus - University of Leicester press release; August 2015 (The Sky at Night: Cosmic Blasts) [clip]
Legacy of Leicester: Black Holes - University of Leicester press release and podcast; October 2013
Interview for Stargazing Live 2013 - BBC Radio Leicester; January 2013
Cosmos & Culture: how astronomy has shaped our world - London Science Museum exhibition; opened July 2009 (Video interview about Swift)
We Are Astronomers - Planetarium show by NSC Creative; premiered May 2009 (Trailer; Transcipt; University of Leicester press release)
The Cosmos: A Beginner's Guide - Violent Universe - BBC 2 Open University TV Series; 2007

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