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Name: Ivan Baldry, MA (Cantab), PhD (Sydney), FHEA, FRAS
Address: Astrophysics Research Inst., Liverpool John Moores Univ., Twelve Quays House, Egerton Wharf, Birkenhead, CH41 1LD
Phone: (0 or +44) 151 231 2915
Fax: (0 or +44) 151 231 2921
Email: i. "surname" @ ljmu . ac . uk

Research interests: galaxy properties, population statistics and evolution; cosmology; astronomical instrumentation; stellar pulsations.

LJMU: I started a research and teaching position at Liverpool John Moores University in October 2005. My research is mainly in the area of galaxy properties, population statistics and evolution. This includes measuring the galaxy stellar mass function, how galaxies vary as a function of environment and how these relate to the forces shaping galaxy evolution. Essential data are obtained from galaxy redshift surveys. The major ongoing survey that I am working on is the Galaxy And Mass Assembly project.

JHU: At Johns Hopkins Univ., Physics and Astronomy Dept. from 2001 to 2005, my research was mainly in the areas of galaxy properties and evolution, and cosmology. I worked on analysis of the cosmic star-formation history from the present day spectra of galaxies and analysis of the bimodality in the color-magnitude distribution of galaxies. For this, I used data from the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey main galaxy sample. For public interest, Karl Glazebrook and I created the Cosmic Spectrum page, which explains the color of the universe.

AAO: I was employed by the Anglo-Australian Observatory (Epping Lab) in 1999 and 2000, mainly working on various instrument design projects. These included: OSIRIS, which incorporates tunable imaging using a gap-scanning Fabry-Perot etalon and spectroscopy using volume phase holographic (VPH) gratings; ATLAS, a proposed dual-beam spectrograph design also using VPH gratings, a precursor study for AAOmega; and GIRMOS, a proposed infrared multi-object spectrograph using deployable integral-field units.

USyd: I completed a PhD in 1999, studying in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney (Institute of Astronomy), supervised by Tim Bedding. My research was on stellar oscillations, in particular; rapidly oscillating Ap stars, Delta Scuti stars and Cepheids. The title for my thesis was `Time-Series Spectroscopy of Pulsating Stars'.

Press releases: Universe shines twice as bright (2008); Color of the Universe Corrected by Astronomers (2002); Astronomers take the pulse of a Sun-like star (2001).

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