Rhys Barnett

Research Associate

rhys.barnett09@ null imperial.ac.uk

Room 1003, Level 10
Imperial College London, Astrophysics, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK



I work with Steve Warren and Daniel Mortlock, and my research is focused on high-redshift quasars and the epoch of reionization. In particular, I am interested in applying Bayesian methods to near-infrared survey data to discover new interesting objects.




I did my PhD at Imperial, under the supervision of Steve Warren. My thesis is based on follow-up observations of the most distant known quasar ULAS J1120+0641 (z = 7.084), which was discovered in UKIDSS by Daniel Mortlock et al. in 2011. I also began searching for even more distant quasars in survey data, which is my current research focus. I submitted my thesis in January 2017.


I also studied undergraduate Physics at Imperial. I was fortunate enough to spend my third year at the Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife. There I completed my MSci project, a high proper motion survey using 2MASS and VHS, under the supervision of Rafael Rebolo, Nicolas Lodieu and Victor Sanchez at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. I graduated from Imperial with first class honours in 2013.



2013/2014 First year tutorials (Electricity & Magnetism / Structure of Matter courses)

2014 -       Third year laboratory (Astronomical Image Processing experiment)