Dr Mike Goad

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Tel: +44(0) 116 223 1293

Email: mg159@le.ac.uk

Office: Room G24D, Physics and Astronomy

Personal details

  • BSc (1st class Hons)
  • PhD (University College London)

PhD thesis: photoionisation models of the gas feeding supermassive black holes in nearby Active Galaxies.

  • 1995 HSO: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • 1995-1998 PDRA: Space Science Telescope Institute
  • 1998 PDRA: University of St. Andrews
  • 1998-2001 PPARC PDRF: University of Leicester
  • 2001-2004 Temporary Lecturer: University of Southampton
  • 2004-2006 PDRA  Leicester Swift Gamma-Ray Burst mission
  • 2006-present Lecturer University of Leicester

Leicester PI on the Next Generation Transit Survey.


  • PA1612  Great Experiments
  • PA1302: Vectors and Matrices
  • PA1602: The Sun and the Stars
  • PA2602: Galaxies and the Universe
  • PA2615: Stellar Atmospheres
  • PA3830: Physics Challenge
  • PA3220: Atoms and Nuclei
  • PA3605: Quasars and Cosmology


  • Interpreting broad emission-line variations - II. Tensions between luminosity, characteristic size, and responsivity

Goad, M.R. and Korista, K.T. MNRAS 453, 366, 2015

  • Interpreting broad emission-line variations - I. Factors influencing the emission-line response.

Goad, M.R. and Korista, K.T. MNRAS 444, 43-61, 2014

  • The broad emission-line region: the confluence of the outer accretion disc with the inner edge of the dusty torus

Goad M.R., Korista K.T., and Ruff A..J. MNRAS 426(4):3086-3111 2012


Active Galaxies, Ultra-luminous X-ray sources, GRBs and exoplanets. Leicester PI on the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS, http://www.ngtransits.org)

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