Alan McConnachie

Alan McConnachie is an observational astronomer primarily interested in understanding galaxy evolution through the study of the nearest galaxies, often based on large datasets from observing programs that map large areas of the sky. He is also interested in the development of novel astronomical instruments and facilities.  He has extensive experience in the development, management and leadership of large science collaborations. Alan received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2005 before moving to Canada. There, he held independent research fellowships prior to becoming a Research Officer at the National Research Council, based at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria. He is one of the original founders of the MSE project, and has served as its Project Scientist since 2014.

Research Interests: 
galaxies, their formation, evolution, stellar content, and the tools to understand them.
Period of stay: 
Monday, May 7, 2018
Home Institute: 
Instrument Scientist / Research Officer at NRC Herzberg