fraser [dot] clarke [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk
I work in the optical/near-IR instrumentation group building instruments for telescopes. My main focus is the HARMONI integral field spectrograph for the future 39m European Extremely Large Telescope. I provide on-going support for the SWIFT integral field spectrograph at the Palomar 200-inch telescope, which was built in Oxford from 2004-2008. I also look after the Philip Wetton telescope here in Oxford.
I supervise 4th year MPhys projects using the Philip Wetton telescope here in Oxford. This year we had two very successful projects we intend to run again in the future;
- Measuring the expansion of the Universe with Supernovae
- Measuring the physical structure of Extra-Solar Planets.
I also regularly take summer students/interns to work on small instrumentation projects.
Please contact me if you are interested in either of the above.
When I'm not building instruments, I sometimes do reasearch on brown dwarfs and extra-solar planets... sometimes...