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Dr Eric Tittley

Research Computing Officer

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Phone: +44 (0)131 668 8366

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

GPU-based Radiative Transfer methods.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Western Ontario
Hierarchical Clustering and Galaxy Cluster Scaling Laws
Master of Science, University of Western Ontario
Temperature Fluctuations of the Atmosphere of Polaris
Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto
Tomographic Separation of the Spectra of Capella


Dr Eric Tittley is the Research Computing Officer at the Institute for Astronomy at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, a position taken up in 2016 after being a Postdoctoral Research Associate since 2003 and the High Performance Computing Specialist since 2009.  Eric manages the computing resources for the research staff and groups within the Institute, including hardware purchasing, cluster administration, parallel programming guidance, and performance tuning.

Dr Tittley's research interests are split between the Intergalactic Medium with emphasis on the effect of hydrogen and helium reionisation on the warm-hot intergalactic medium and the state of disrupted galaxy clusters. and the nature of Dark Matter, particularly the potential for it to be self-interacting.  Consequently, he is heavily involved with numerical simulations of cosmological gas dynamics and observational tests of dark matter self-interaction.

Eric is also the IfA representative on the School of Physics and Astronomy Computing Committee and IfA Web Administrator.

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