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Prof Martin Ward

Emeritus Professor

Bsc. Msc. DPhil. MA(Cantab.)

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Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physicsocw103+44 (0) 191 33 43797
Member of the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy  


Martin Ward is currently the Temple Chevallier Chair of Astronomy. He has previously held positions at Cambridge, Oxford and Leicester, before coming to Durham in 2004. He is an observational astrophysicist whose research interests include black holes and quasars. He was a consultant for the European Space Agency and is involved in the next generation Hubble Telescope, project. He is interested in science public outreach, and has been a guest on Patrick Moore’s “The Sky at Night”, and Melvyn Bragg’s “In Our Time”.


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Journal Article


  • Vanderwerf, P. P., Genzel, R. Krabbe, A. Blietz, M., Drapatz, S. Ward, M. J. & Forbes, D. A. (1992). Near-infrared line imaging of NGC 6240: Global shock and nuclear starburst.