Dr Neale Gibson


Dr Gibson is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast. His research focuses on the discovery and characterisation of extra-solar planets, i.e. planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. 

In particular he is interested in the study of transiting exoplanet atmospheres. He was previously a research fellow and fellow support astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, and before that a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Oxford.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Characterisation of exoplanet atmospheres using transmission spectroscopy
  • High-resolution doppler spectroscopy of exoplanet atmospheres
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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Mathematics and Pyhsics 

Research students

PhD title: High-resolution Observations of Exoplanet Atmospheres 

Name: Stephanie Merritt 
Years of Study: 2016 - present
Country: UK


PhD title: Ground-based Spectrophotometry of Exoplanet Atmospheres

Name: Jamie Wilson 
Years of Study: 2017 - present
Country: UK



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