Professor Stephen Eales

Elected: 2024

Area(s): Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine & Mathematics

Specialist Subject(s): Astronomy, Astrophysics

Professor of Astrophysics & Co-Director of Cardiff Hub for Astrophysics Research and Technology, Cardiff University

Professor Eales has pioneered the use of submillimetre astronomy to study galaxies, their origin and evolution. He has designed and lead many important surveys and invented some of the key concepts in the field. These surveys have led to many discoveries, including the ancestors of present-day elliptical galaxies, changes to galaxies in the relatively recent past, a population of strongly lensed galaxies in the early universe, and the large-scale variation in the properties of interstellar dust within galaxies.