My main research interest is the formation, history and dynamical evolution of the Solar System, coupled with understanding why
Earth developed a biosphere and Venus and Mars probably did not. Please see my separate research
page for more details to what I am up to.
Apart from doing research I am also active in the management and functioning of ELSI, mostly through public outreach. An example was hosting
secondary school kids from China and Viet Nam in August 2015
with my colleagues Christine Hernlund and Eric Smith. I am also an SOC member of the Fourth ELSI Symposium.
If you wish to get in touch, please see my CV for details. I won't post my e-mail here because I despise spam
e-mail as much as the rest of the world (apart from the spammers themselves, of course).
I am looking for post-docs and students!!
If you are interested in working with me here at ELSI, there are two avenues to explore, both of which are funded
through JSPS. Japanese post-docs and Ph.D. students, or foreigners enrolled at a
Japanese university, can apply for a JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Researchers.
Foreigners residing outside of Japan can apply for the
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship. The application deadlines are early September and early May. European and North American graduate students
can apply for the JSPS Summer Program to come study at ELSI for two months
during the summer.
Please contact me if you are interested in applying!
last update: Some time in the past
'Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.' - Bertrand Russell
`Success is a mixture of preparation and luck.' - Kevin Spacey, House of Cards