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Research Associate & Astrophysicist based at Oxford's e-Research Centre, University of Oxford

Dr. Jamie Farnes is an astrophysicist and radio astronomer, currently based at Oxford University's e-Research Centre (OeRC) in the UK. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2012 in the area of observational astrophysics. At Cambridge, he was based at Trinity Hall, the Cavendish Laboratory, and the Kavli Institute for Cosmology. He has also held postdoctoral positions at the University of Sydney, Australia, and as an Excellence Fellow at Radboud University, the Netherlands. His research has mostly focussed on driving forward the skills needed for next-generation Big Data radio telescopes such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - which will be the largest radio telescope ever constructed. Prior to this, he obtained a 1st class first degree in Theoretical Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London, where his research dissertation was on Kaluza-Klein cosmologies and the addition of extra dimensions to Einstein’s field equations.


  • 2017–present
    Research Associate, University of Oxford
  • 2015–2017
    Excellence Fellow, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2012–2015
    Associate Lecturer, University of Sydney


  • 2012 
    University of Cambridge, PhD Astrophysics
  • 2008 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, BSc Theoretical Physics