Tim is a Professor of Astrophysics and Associate Director of The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. His research is focused largely on the study of exploding stars using telescopes around the world and in space working across the electromagnetic spectrum. Tim makes regular contributions in the broadcast media, including hosting the BBC Stargazing Live TV series. He also works closely with musicians and artists including as science director for the new bluedot festival at Jodrell Bank. In 2014, he was awarded the Kelvin Medal of the UK Institute of Physics for innovative public engagement.