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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Professor Jim Emerson


Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics

Telephone: 020 7882 7025
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 231


My teaching

Programme Director: MSc Astrophysics, and Certiifcate in Astronomy and Astorphysics

AST741P Research Methods in Astrophysics

AST740P Electromagnetic Radiation in Astrophysics

ASTM024P Project/Dissertations


Research Interests:

My research interests

  • Survey Astronomy: I was Principal Investigator for the construction of the £36m VISTA the 'Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy' a 4m wide field survey telescope in Chile with infrared (ZYJHKs) field of view of 1.5 sq deg with 0.34 arc sec pixels, and work on results from its surveys.
  • Star Formation
  • Star clusters
  • Galactic Structure
  • Magellanic Clouds
  • Dust grains
  • My observational experience mainly in the InfraRed


My publications

see ADS and enter Emerson, J. - ignore the results on quantum topics from Joseph Emerson


    My talks

    pdfs of recent talks will apear here