Here you'll find some info about the sort of work I'm involved with at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.
My main University page is at http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/people/Nicholas.Walton and is usually more up to date than here.
The following pages cover:
a) SCIENCE: I'm active in a range of activities, from large scale surveys: from utilising SN as probes of cosmology to studies of our own Mlky Way utilising Gaia. Find out more at on the Science pages.
b) DATA: I've a leadership role in a range of data processing and analysis projects in astronomy, from VISTA to Gaia to future projects such as Plato. Find out more on the Data pages
c) MEDICAL: I'm leading an innovate initiative utilising data processing techniques developed in astronomy and applying these to the challenges of medical microscopy imagery. We're working with colleagues in Cancer Research-UK, currently aiding in their search for new techniques aimed at the treatment of breast cancer. Find out more on the Medical pages.
d) VO: over the last decade I have been a leader in the world wide development of the Virtual Observatory. This links together data from around the worl, and provides a common means of access to this data and associated data. Truly 'cloud' computing. Find out more on the VO pages.
e) TEACH: I've supervised a number of PhD students, and presented a new course on use of the Virtual Observatory. Find out more on the teach pages.