Chris Benn's Biography
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Chris Benn was born in Nottingham, UK. Studied physics at Bristol University, PhD radio astronomy at Cambridge University. Worked as research fellow in Leiden, NL for 2 years. Worked 1984-5 at the Bristol Exploratory, Europe's first 'hands-on' science centre. Worked for Royal Greenwich Observatory 1986-89, ING since 1989. His research interests are cosmology, large-scale structure of the Universe, radio galaxies and quasars, and his responsibilities at ING are manager of William Herschel Telescope and support of visiting astronomers. Chris lives in Santa Cruz with his wife Esmeralda Darias and son Paul aged 2.

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Last modified: 13 December 2010