Professor Bob Nichol

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean (FEPS)
+44 (0)1483 683332
15 05 BB 04
Executive Assistant: Helen Welford


Areas of specialism

astrophysics; astronomy; cosmology

University roles and responsibilities

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor
  • Executive Dean
  • Member of University Executive Board
  • Professor of Astrophysics


    Research interests

    Research collaborations

    Indicators of esteem

      • Founding member of Euclid Consortium
      • Euclid Communications Lead (2011-2013)
      • Spokesperson for the SDSS-III (2009-11)
      • SDSS “Builder” (2000),
      • SDSS-III “Architect” (2010)
      • DES “Builder” (2010)
      • Marie Curie Excellence Chair (2004-2007)
      • American Statistical Association (ASA) prize for "Outstanding Statistical Application of the Year" (2005)
      • “Breakthrough of the Year” (2003) by Science Magazine
      • “EnterPrize Business Plan Competition” (2001) for DigitalMC company.


      Postgraduate research supervision



      A full list of my publications can be found on the Astrophysics Data System (ADS). I provide a link here to (refereed) publication by "Nichol, R. C." which should be reasonably clean and complete. 

      Below, I provide links to ten of my favour papers (for various reasons) each have at least 150 citations. Happy to tell you why I selected them next time we meet.