Radio and Space Plasma Physics Group
University of Leicester
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Dr Chris Thomas

Head of Technical Services

Biography:

A long standing Leicester person, I graduated from the Department in 1974 and received a PhD from what was then the Ionospheric Physics group, now the Radio and Space Plasma Physics group, in 1984. I have been a Chartered Engineer since 1990 and a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) since 2004. I was awarded an MBA from the Open University in 1994.

Responsibilities:

Aided and abetted by a dedicated band of technical experts, I am responsible for looking after the group's technical infrastructure which underpins the scientific programme. This include:

  • The design, construction, deployment and maintenance of the radar installations which provide the data which forms the main input into the group's investigation of the high latitude magnetosphere.

  • Design and implementation of real time control software for the operation of experimental facilities.

  • The support of the advanced communication facilities which allow the remote, unmanned operation of the radars and provides real time data visualisation which is critical to their effective utilisation.

  • Support of the extensive data processing facilities which are essential to turn the data from the radars into useful information and to combine this with data from other ground based and satellite measurements.

  • The provision and support of desktop computing facilities which are required in a modern research group.

Contact Details:

Postal Address:

Radio and Space Plasma Physics Group
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
UK

Telephone:
[+44] (0)116 252 3566

FAX:
[+44] (0)116 252 3555

Email:
ect@ion.le.ac.uk

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