Professor Gerry Gilmore

at Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Professor of Experimental Philosophy, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Originally from New Zealand, Gerry Gilmore has spent many years using ground-based telescopes and orbiting observatories to discover new features of the Galaxy. He is interested in applying our knowledge of the structure and history of the Milky Way Galaxy to understand how galaxies in general form and evolve. His main focus is near-field cosmology, the use of precision studies of kinematics, dynamics, stellar populations, chemical abundances etc for the oldest systems in the local universe to deduce the fundamental properties of structure formation and the nature of dark matter in the early Universe.

Gerry is actively involved in the European Research Agency's Gaia astrometry mission and in planning for the European Extremely Large Telescope.