Dr Sam Lindsay

Assistant Editor (MNRAS), Royal Astronomical Society

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I work at the Royal Astronomical Society as an Assistant Editor for their astrophysics journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Aside from these editorial duties, I also support the press and social media activities of the society, providing comments to news and media outlets and posting press releases and other content on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

Until May 2015, I was a PDRA in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford, funded by the UK Space Agency, under the supervision of Prof. Matt Jarvis at the University of Oxford. I was working on machine-learning methods of photometric redshift estimation for the Euclid space mission, using Gaussian Processes, as well as continuing in my field of PhD research.

My research interests are in the area of cosmology, having come from an undergraduate background in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. My doctoral research was based on the study of statistical measures of large-scale structure, predominantly through radio emission of active galactic nuclei and massive star-forming galaxies. 

Cosmological tests often depend on massive source populations which best trace the underlying cosmic dark matter distribution. The radio regime is well-suited to finding such sources, and quantifying their clustering is an important step towards constraining cosmological models with tests such as cosmic magnification and the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect (ISW).


Outside of academic pursuits, I like to spend my free time in training and competition for Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, rowing for Vesta Rowing Club, cycling, or practising my photography (shamelessly plugged here).


More specifics are given on my Research pages detailing my work and the surveys used therein. This is summarized in my CV, or feel free to use my contact details on the right to ask me personally about anything.