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Matthew Battley

I am a first year PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick. My supervisor is Prof. Don Pollacco.

My research is focussed on using data from the Gaia and TESS spacecraft along with terrestrial follow-up to discover and characterise new young exoplanets.


Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, I completed a BE(Hons)/BSc in Physics and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland in 2017.

I have experience working both in university and industry environments in areas ranging from spacecraft design, testing and analysis (at NZ/US aerospace company Rocket Lab) to inductive charging technology for electric vehicles.

When not looking for planets, you can usually find me up a mountain somewhere hiking or trail running.

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Matthew Battley,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

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E-Mail: Matthew.Battley(at)