Personal Chair: Robert Ivison
Robert Ivison has been made Personal Chair of Astrophysics in the Institute for Astronomy.
He is Professor of Astrophysics in the School of Physics & Astronomy.
He is currently seconded to the role of Director for Science, at the European Southern Observatory in Germany.
Professor Ivison holds an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, for his work to study the formation and evolution of galaxies.
He works mainly via observations at far-infrared, submillimetre and radio wavelengths, using the Jansky Very Large Array, near Socorro, New Mexico, the Plateau de Bure Interferometer, near Grenoble, France, and the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, near Pune, India.
He is married with two children. His interests include food and wine, cycling, skiing, music and horticulture.