I’m an astronomy PhD student supervised by Professor Andrew Norton, Dr Ulrich Kolb, and Dr Hugh Dickinson. I’m working on the SuperWASP Variable Stars project on the Zooniverse.
Before starting my PhD, I worked in the web hosting industry and have many years of programming experience developing websites, web services, and related tools. Most recently I worked at the University of Oxford as a developer and cloud computing engineer with the Zooniverse.
I have a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester and a BSc in Natural Sciences (Astronomy and Planetary Science) from the Open University.
My research interests include astrophysical transients, time-domain astronomy, and applications of machine learning to the classification of astronomical data.
A SuperWASP Light Curve Displaying a Single Long-duration Transit: A Jupiter Size Exoplanet in a Very Distant Orbit? (2022)
Norton, Andrew; Dickinson, Hugh; McMaster, Adam; Middleton, Matthew and West, Richard
Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society, 6, Article 84(4)
VeSPA: The SuperWASP Variable Star Photometry Archive (2021-10)
Mcmaster, Adam; Norton, Andrew J.; Dickinson, Hugh J.; Thiemann, Heidi B. and Kolb, Ulrich C.
Research Notes of the AAS, 5(10) (p 228)
SuperWASP Variable Stars: Classifying Light Curves Using Citizen Science (2021-03)
Thiemann, Heidi B.; Norton, Andrew J.; Dickinson, Hugh J.; McMaster, Adam and Kolb, Ulrich C.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502(1) (pp. 1299-1311)
VeSPA: The SuperWASP Variable Star Photometry Archive (2021-06)
McMaster, Adam; Norton, Andrew; Dickinson, Hugh; Thiemann, Adelheid and Kolb, Ulrich
The Open University