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People Professor Chris Lintott

Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School


Professor of Astrophysics/Citizen Science Lead

Professor Chris Lintott was Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Computational Cosmology from 2010-2014, where he focused on devloping the Zooniverse, a citizen science platform. He is still actively engaged with the School as an Oxford Martin Senior Fellow.

Professor Lintott's background is in work on the chemistry associated with star formation, but currently focused on galaxy formation and runs citizen science projects to investigate galaxy formation, discover planets and more. 

Professor Lintott is also presenter of The Sky at Night on BBC Four.

Oxford Martin School

Oxford Martin School

Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow

Media Coverage

Jan 2014
Closest Supernova In Recent Times ‘Discovered’ And Is Binocular-Visible
Jan 2014
Radio: Phil Gayle and Friends
Jan 2014
Astronomy and citizen science
Dec 2013
Adler initiative wins $1.8 million Google award
Dec 2013
Company planning mission to Mars with 200,000 willing volunteers unveils plan for satellite and lander it intends to launch in just four years
Oct 2013
US scientists boycott NASA conference over China ban
Oct 2013
Chinese? You're not welcome
Sep 2013
Would you sign up to die on Mars?
Aug 2013
David Prever at Drivetime
May 2013
How 3,500 of us want a one-way trip to Mars and be filmed on a 'space-age reality TV programme'
Apr 2013
Applicants wanted for a one-way ticket to Mars
Mar 2013
Join the boffins for appliance of science
Jan 2013
How starlight could help map alien worlds thousands of light years away
Jan 2013
42 alien planets found by amateur astronomers of 'Planet Hunters' project
Jan 2013
42 alien planets discovered by amateur astronomer group
Jan 2013
Go on safari in Africa without leaving home
Jan 2013
A ‘traffic jam’ of strange moons
Jan 2013
Go on safari in Africa without leaving home
Jan 2013
Public asked to help study the planet Mars
Jan 2013
Moons rather than planets are the best place to find aliens
Dec 2012
Danger meets discovery: Top 10 science stories of 2012
Dec 2012
Fallen star
Dec 2012
Millions of camera-trap images reveal Serengeti life
Dec 2012
Big data and cyber security
Nov 2012
Looking for cancer cells via the Internet
Oct 2012
Cancer group seeks laymen's help on cells
Oct 2012
We can’t be the only ones
Oct 2012
Small, furry creatures from Alpha Centauri?
Oct 2012
'Citizen scientists' spot planet with four suns
Oct 2012
Planet with four stars discovered
Oct 2012
Planet with four suns discovered by volunteers
Oct 2012
Website calls on people to become 'bat detectives'
Sep 2012
Calling all stargazers
Sep 2012
Human eye better than technology for galaxy 'spotting'
Sep 2012
Galaxy Zoo adds to its menagerie
Sep 2012
In pictures: Building the 'Galaxy Zoo'
Sep 2012
Oxford University web project lets you write your name in the stars
Jul 2012
Super-Earth 'seen' for the first time
Mar 2012
Astronomer Chris Lintott discusses favourite books
Mar 2012
Scientific research tapping into public intelligence
Jan 2012
Cox's rookie stargazers discover a new planet
Jan 2012
Stargazing viewer in planet coup
Jan 2012
Volunteers wanted for planet hunt
Dec 2011
Home away from home
Nov 2011
How crowdsourcing is changing science
Nov 2011
Galaxy quest starts small
Oct 2011
Citizen astronomy: a new world in your bedroom
Sep 2011
Can you find a new planet?
Sep 2011
Amateur stargazers spot two new exoplanets
Sep 2011
Two new planets discovered
Sep 2011
One stir, then I'll discover a galaxy
Apr 2011
Hunting for Planets from the Comfort of Your Own Home
Dec 2010
Your chance to spot an alien world
Dec 2010
The Sky at Night