Simon Preval

Postdoctoral Researcher in Atomic Physics and Astrophysics

BSc Theoretical Physics (Hons) - University College London

PhD Astrophysics - University of Leicester

Tel: 0116 223 1890

Email: spp11 at

Office: Room F19C


I am currently a postdoctoral researcher funded by a Leverhulme Research Grant (PI Martin Barstow).

Research interests

  • NLTE stellar atmosphere modelling
  • Hot white dwarf stars - Type DA and DO
  • O and B stars
  • EUV, UV, and Optical spectroscopy
  • Plasma diagnostics
  • Atomic data calculations
    • Photoionization cross sections
    • Dielectronic/Radiative Recombination
  • Fine structure constant variation
  • Observational Quantum Gravity

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Contact Details

Tel.: +44 (0)116 252 3506
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2770

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