Hi! I'm Oliver James Hall, a final year PhD student at the University of Birmingham, UK. My research focuses on a Bayesian use of asteroseismology in population studies, and how this can improve our understanding of both analysis techniques and underlying physics. I am currently investigating the relationship between asteroseismic ages, rotation and mass, and help develop tools for the community through my involvement in development of the TASOC pipeline for asteroseismic data for the TESS mission, and the NASA Kepler GO office's `lightkurve` Python package.
I was born in Hong Kong, but did most of my growing up in the Netherlands. I obtained my M.Sci. from the University of Birmingham in 2016, under supervision of Prof. Bill Chaplin. I joined the Birmingham based Sun, Stars & Exoplanets (formerly HiROS) group in the same year as a PhD student under supervison of Dr. Guy Davies. While waiting for my code to run I scroll through Twitter, write for Astrobites, and try to engage the public in asteroseismology where I can. In my own time I play piano, go hiking, and travel with my partner.