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School of Physics and Astronomy

Clark Edward Baker

Clark Edward

Research Student

Telephone: 0207 882 3431
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 502


1st Supervisor: Dr Guillem Anglada Escude
2nd Supervisor: Dr Lei Su

Project Title: High Resolution Stable Spectroscopy for Exoplanet Discovery and Characterisation.

Project Description:

Clark works on the design and construction of stable, high resolution spectrometers for exoplanet discovery and characterisation. His expertise are in instrumentation, specifically optical/mechanical design, electrical design and system stability – with a background in Physics and Astronomy.

Beyond a multitude of astronomy implementations, these spectrometers will be able to perform applications in energy technologies, environmental monitoring, material identification, anti-counterfeiting and beyond; with much higher precision than current technologies. This will open up entirely new possible uses – such as allowing detailed analysis of substances at airport customs or in food production, to insure that batches haven’t been contaminated with nut traces, for instance.



Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Studentship