Hi! I'm Oliver Hall, an ESA Research Fellow at ESTEC, The Netherlands. My research focuses on a Bayesian ensemble analyses of stellar populations, and how this can improve our understanding of both analysis techniques and underlying physics.
I was born in Hong Kong, but did most of my growing up in the Netherlands. I obtained my MSci 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. In 2020 I obtained my PhD and started as an ESA Reseach Fellow where I mainly work from my home office in the stunning city of Leiden (see background).
While waiting for my code to run I scroll through Twitter, and try to engage the public in astronomy where I can. In the past I've written for Astrobites, which you can read here. In the time I'm not busy with research or my toddler you can find me walking our springer spaniel or watching people play kaizo mario romhacks.