Richard Massey

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Dr. Richard Massey (born 14 October 1977) is a physicist currently working as Royal Society Research Fellow in the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University.[1] Previously he was a senior research fellow in astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology[2] and STFC Advanced Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Edinburgh.[3] He attended Queen Mary's Grammar School, graduated in Maths and Physics from the University of Durham and completed his Ph.D in Cambridge in 2003.

Massey is most well known for his studies of dark matter, including the first 3D map of its large-scale distribution[4][5] and its behaviour during collisions.[6][7] He was awarded the 2011 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Astronomy and Astrophysics. He has featured in several TV documentaries, including BBC's Horizon documentary "How Big is the Universe?" in 2013[8] and online.[9][10]


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