Phil Diamond

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Phil Diamond
Born Philip John Diamond
(1958-02-18) February 18, 1958 (age 56)[1]
Bude, Cornwall, United Kingdom[1]
Residence Manchester[citation needed]
Citizenship UK
Nationality British
Fields Radio astronomy
Alma mater
Thesis MERLIN observations of the circumstellar envelopes around OH/IR stars (1982)
Known for

Philip John Diamond is a Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, and since 1 October 2006 he has been director of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. Since 2012 he has been Director General of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation.[2]


Diamond was educated at the University of Leeds ( Bachelor of Science 1979) and the University of Manchester where he was awarded a PhD in Radio astronomy in 1982 for work on MERLIN and OH/IR stars.[3][1][4]


Diamond's research focuses on astrophysical masers.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ a b c "DIAMOND, Dr Philip John". Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Spie (2014). "Philip Diamond plenary: The Square Kilometre Array: A Physics Machine for the 21st Century". SPIE Newsroom. doi:10.1117/2.3201407.12.  edit
  3. ^ Diamond, Philip John (1982). MERLIN observations of the circumstellar envelopes around OH/IR stars (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. 
  4. ^ Phil Diamond from the Scopus bibliographic database.
  5. ^ Vlemmings, W. H. T.; Diamond, P. J.; Imai, H. (2006). "A magnetically collimated jet from an evolved star". Nature 440 (7080): 58–60. doi:10.1038/nature04466. PMID 16511488. 
  6. ^ Herrnstein, J. R.; Moran, J. M.; Greenhill, L. J.; Diamond, P. J.; Inoue, M.; Nakai, N.; Miyoshi, M.; Henkel, C.; Riess#, A. (1999). "A geometric distance to the galaxy NGC4258 from orbital motions in a nuclear gas disk". Nature 400 (6744): 539. arXiv:astro-ph/9907013. Bibcode:1999Natur.400..539H. doi:10.1038/22972. 
  7. ^ Miyoshi, M.; Moran, J.; Herrnstein, J.; Greenhill, L.; Nakai, N.; Diamond, P.; Inoue, M. (1995). "Evidence for a black hole from high rotation velocities in a sub-parsec region of NGC4258". Nature 373 (6510): 127. doi:10.1038/373127a0. 
  8. ^ List of published papers