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Matthew Payne

Center for Astrophysics


Matt received an MPhys in Physics (2001) from the University of Oxford, and then after an ill-considered spell as a management consultant in London, returned to academia, earning a Masters in Maths (2004) and a PhD in Astronomy (2009) from the University of Cambridge. He then worked in post-doc positions at the University of Florida and the Smithsonian before starting work at the Minor Planet Center.

Matt's research interests relate to the dynamics of both solar system objects and exoplanets, as well as to the processing of large data sets from all-sky surveys such as TESS, Pan-STARRS and the VRO-LSST.