Dr Andrew Beardmore
Swift-XRT Calibration / SMILE-SXI Pipeline
School/Department: Physics & Astronomy, School of
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3583
I am a Research Associate at the University of Leicester responsible for leading the calibration of the X-ray Telescope on-board the Swift satellite and, more recently, the development of the SMILE SXI Processing pipeline (SXIPS).
When not calibrating the XRT my research interests include trying to understand the X-ray emission from the class of binary stars known as Cataclysmic Variables particularly novae and those containing a strongly magnetic white dwarf, as well as observations of X-ray transients and dust scattering halos.
C++ and Python programming. Swift-XRT data analysis.