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Lecture - Dr Emma Chapman - Radio Astronomy and SETI'
Lecture - Dr Emma Chapman - Radio Astronomy and SETI'

Wed, 19 Feb


Coleshill Village Hall

Lecture - Dr Emma Chapman - Radio Astronomy and SETI'

Time & Location

19 Feb 2025, 20:00 – 22:00

Coleshill Village Hall, Barracks Hill, Amersham, Coleshill, Amersham HP7 0LN, UK

About the Event

About Emma

I am a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow based at Imperial College London and also a member of the LOFAR-EoR core team. I supervise two PhD students. My website can be found here.


Research Interests:


  • Cosmic Dawn and the First Stars
  • Epoch of reionization
  • 21-cm cosmology
  • Foreground removal
  • Semi-numeric simulations
  • Construction of data analysis pipelines for LOFAR / SKA 




2017 L’Oréal Women in Science Fellowship, Highly Commended, £1000


2014 The Shell and Institute of Physics Award for the Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year: winner


2013 UCL Chris Skinner Department of Physics and Astronomy Thesis Prize: winner


2013 Royal Astronomical Society Michael Penston Thesis Prize: runner up


2010 Durham University J.B.Chalmers Prize:  winner for having amongst the three highest Physics degree marks in the year.


Career Path:  


Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship


Imperial College London


Oct 2020 - Present


RAS Research Fellowship                  


Imperial College London                    


Oct 2015 – Oct 2018


Postdoctoral Researcher              


University College London                  


Dec 2013 – Oct 2015




University College London                   


Oct 2010 – Dec 2013


Thesis title: Seeing the Light: Foreground Removal in the Dark and Dim Ages                                                 


MPhys (First)                                      


Durham University                        


Oct 2006 – July 2010



I am a member of the Imperial JUNO committee. I am passionate about making academia a more pleasant environment for everyone. I am co-director of The 1752 Group, a campaign group tackling sexual misconduct in higher education.




I have written a popular science book on the subject of the first stars, published by Bloomsbury Sigma in November 2020. Order here.


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