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Mike Edmunds

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University of Cardiff
Emeritus Professor

Mike Edmunds is a Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University in Wales, and has just served as Head of School for 3 and 1/2 years. Both his first degree and PhD were from the University of Cambridge.
His main areas of research have been in the determination and interpretation of the chemical composition of galaxies and the Universe. He has also worked on the origin of interstellar dust. He has served on many committees and panels of the UK Research Councils, The Royal Astronomical Society and the Institute of Physics. He is currently a member of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council.
He is lead academic on the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
He is author of more than a hundred academic papers. His 2004 invited George Darwin Lecture “The Elementary Universe” to the Royal Astronomical Society has been published in the August 2005 issue of Astronomy & Geophysics.