Catherine Heymans

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Professor C Heymans

Professor C Heymans

Position
Professor
Category
Academic staff
Location
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (ROE)
Room R7

Catherine is a member of the following School research institute:

Websites

You can find information about my research and teaching at this website: http://www.roe.ac.uk/~heymans

Biography

A full list of publications can be accessed from astroph using the following url:

http://arxiv.org/find/astro-ph/1/au:+Heymans/0/1/0/all/0/1

Research interests

I am a Reader in Astrophysics at the Institute for Astronomy within the University of Edinburgh, based at the Royal Observatory.

I currently hold a European Research Council Starting Grant Fellowship and am a member of the Young Academy of Scotland.

My research focusses on cosmology, specifically making detailed observations of the Dark Universe. I co-lead the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Lensing Survey (CFHTLenS) and the weak lensing team for ESO the Kilo-Degree Survey (KiDS).

I am the Course Organiser of a new pre-honours Introductory Astrophysics course.  In this applied physics course we use innovative teaching practises based on the "flipped classroom" approach.  The majority of the course content is distributed via our coursebook and tested through weekly online quizzes.  The lecture contact time is then reserved to develop our students understanding.  We place strong emphasis on the benefits of peer learning and we develop our students problem solving skills in weekly teaching studio workshops.

Recent publications

  1. , , , , , , , , , and , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465, 2, p. 2033-2052
  2. , , , , , , , and , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463, 4, p. 3737-3754
  3. , , , , , , , , , , , et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 465, 2, p. 1454-1498
  4. , , , , , , , , , et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463, 1, p. 635-654
  5. , , and , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463, 1, p. 512-519