Keynote Speaker - Chris Lintott


Chris Lintott FRAS is a British astrophysicist, author and broadcaster. He is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, where he is also a research fellow at New College. His research focuses on the application of astrochemical models of star formation to galaxies beyond the Milky Way and galaxy evolution.

Lintott first appeared on the BBC astronomy programme The Sky at Night in 2000, as a guest. He co-presented the programme with Patrick Moore until his death, then has continued to work on the programme with new co-presenters. Along with Kevin Schawinski, Lintott co-founded Galaxy Zoo, an online crowdsourcing project where members of the public can volunteer their time to assist in classifying galaxies. He is the P.I. for the Zooniverse. Lintott has also co-authored two books with Patrick Moore and Brian May.