Institute of Astronomy

- John Harrison


Office: Obs O18
Office Tel: (01223) 337535
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I am interested in the bulk chemical composition of extrasolar planets, and the similarities between Earth and extrasolar super-Earths, as well as the architecture of exo-planetary systems and the formation and evolution of extrasolar planetesimal belts. My research currently focuses on how polluted white dwarfs can offer a unique insight into the bulk composition, formation location, and geology of extrasolar planetary material. My primary supervisor is Dr Amy Bonsor and my secondary supervisor is Dr Nikku Madhusudhan. 


PhD: Second year student at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, (2016-Present)

MSci: Natural Science (Astronomy), University of Cambridge, (2015-2016)

BA: Natural Science (Astronomy), University of Cambridge, (2012-2015)

Awards and Prizes

Linton Seu-Kwan Chu Prize: An annual prize awarded to a graduating student who is considered to have contributed the most to the college, both academically and through extra-curricular involvement, (2016)

Mathers Prize in Physical Natural Sciences: An annual prize awarded to the graduating student who attained the highest mark in the college in the physical natural sciences tripos, (2016)

Robinson College Scholar: (2015,2016)

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