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An interview with Peter Coles

Posted in Biographical, LGBT on August 11, 2018 by telescoper

I did this interview for the LGBT STEM website, where you can find similar profiles of other LGBT folk working in STEM disciplines. Why not give it a look?


Name: Peter Colesme_n - Peter ColesCurrent Job: Professor of Theoretical Physics

Scientific Discipline/Field: Cosmology

Country: Ireland

Pick some letters (L,G,B,T,Q,+, etc.): G


Twitter or other social media handle:@telescoper

What does your job involve?

I do research in theoretical cosmology and the large-scale structure of the Universe and teach various topics in theoretical physics, including computational physics, vector calculus and astrophysics and cosmology.

How did you get to this job (education etc.)?

I did my first degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Theoretical Physics in my final year. I then did a postgraduate research degree (DPhil) at the University of Sussex under the supervision of John Barrow. I subsequently held postdoctoral research positions at Sussex and Queen Mary, University of London, before I got my first professorial position at the University of Nottingham. I moved to Cardiff to become Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics in 2007, and then back to Sussex…

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