Mike Irwin

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Mike Irwin
Mike Irwin receiving the Herschel Medal from Roger Davies in 2012
Mike Irwin receiving the Herschel Medal from Roger Davies in 2012
Born Michael J. Irwin
Institutions University of Cambridge
Known for Discovery of the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy
Notable awards Herschel Medal (2012)
Website
www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~mike/

Michael Irwin is director of the Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit and one of the discoverers of the Cetus Dwarf galaxy and the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy.[1][2][3][4][5]

Research[edit]

Irwin is known worldwide for the leading role he plays in processing of digital optical and infra-red survey data. Currently, his efforts in processing of digital optical and infrared survey data of Vista Data Flow are being used for processing United Kingdom Infrared Telescope data.[6]

Awards and honours[edit]

In 2012, Royal Astronomical Society awarded Dr. Irwin the 2012 Herschel Medal, which recognises investigations of outstanding merit in observational astrophysics.[7] Mike Irwin has also made contributions in the scientific community by writing and helping write several books.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levy, David H. (2000-11-22). The Scientific American book of the cosmos. Macmillan. pp. 79–. ISBN 978-0-312-25453-7. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Ibata, R. A.; Gilmore, G.; Irwin, M. J. (1994). "A dwarf satellite galaxy in Sagittarius". Nature. 370 (6486): 194. doi:10.1038/370194a0. 
  3. ^ a b Mike Irwin's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Perlmutter, S.; Aldering, G.; Goldhaber, G.; Knop, R. A.; Nugent, P.; Castro, P. G.; Deustua, S.; Fabbro, S.; Goobar, A.; Groom, D. E.; Hook, I. M.; Kim, A. G.; Kim, M. Y.; Lee, J. C.; Nunes, N. J.; Pain, R.; Pennypacker, C. R.; Quimby, R.; Lidman, C.; Ellis, R. S.; Irwin, M.; McMahon, R. G.; Ruiz‐Lapuente, P.; Walton, N.; Schaefer, B.; Boyle, B. J.; Filippenko, A. V.; Matheson, T.; Fruchter, A. S.; et al. (1999). "Measurements of Ω and Λ from 42 High‐Redshift Supernovae". The Astrophysical Journal. 517 (2): 565. doi:10.1086/307221. 
  5. ^ Perlmutter, S.; Gabi, S.; Goldhaber, G.; Goobar, A.; Groom, D. E.; Hook, I. M.; Kim, A. G.; Kim, M. Y.; Lee, J. C.; Pain, R.; Pennypacker, C. R.; Small, I. A.; Ellis, R. S.; McMahon, R. G.; Boyle, B. J.; Bunclark, P. S.; Carter, D.; Irwin, M. J.; Glazebrook, K.; Newberg, H. J. M.; Filippenko, A. V.; Matheson, T.; Dopita, M.; Couch, W. J. (1997). "Measurements of the Cosmological Parameters Ω and Λ from the First Seven Supernovae atz≥ 0.35". The Astrophysical Journal. 483 (2): 565. doi:10.1086/304265. 
  6. ^ "Home page for Mike Irwin @ Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge". University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 2015-02-20. 
  7. ^ "RAS honours leading astronomers and geophysicists". Royal Astronomical Society. 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09.