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Contact InformationDr Mark Lang CPhys FInstP
School of Physics,
National University of Ireland Galway,
Tel: +353 91 492490 (office), 493241(direct)
Fax: +353 91 494584
My main research interest is in gamma-ray astronomy, see the gamma-ray astronomy group page. I am a member of the VERITAS Collaboration which operates an array of four atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes at the Whipple Observatory in Arizona. I am also interested in industrial applications of computational physics, including radiation processing.
For a complete list of my astronomy publications from the SAO/NASA ADS please click here
Discovery of TeV gamma-ray emission from Tycho's supernova remnant, V.A.Acciari, E.Aliu, T.Arlen et al, ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS, Vol.730, p.L20, (2011)
A connection between star formation activity and cosmic rays in the starburst galaxy M82, V.A.Acciari, E.Aliu, T.Arlen et al, NATURE, Vol.462, p.770, (2009)
"Radio Imaging of the Very-High-Energy gamma-ray Emission Region in the Central Engine of a Radio Galaxy", V.A.Acciari, E.Aliu, T.Arlen et al, SCIENCE, Vol.325, p.444, (2009)
"The first VERITAS telescope", J.Holder, R.W.Atkins, H.M.Badran et al, ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, Vol.25, p.391, (2006)
"The Spectrum of TeV gamma rays from the Crab Nebula", A.M.Hillas, C.W.Akerlof, S.D.Biller et al, ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, Vol.503, p.744, (1998)
My current teaching includes
PH216/218 Computational Physics
PH222 Astrophysical Concepts
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Brief Career History
Completed a BSc in Experimental Physics in UCD in 1987 afterwhich joined David Fegan's High Energy Astrophysics Group at UCD. Harvard-Smithsonian pre-doctoral fellow (1988-90), working for Trevor Weekes. Obtained a PhD from UCD in 1991. In 1992 joined the Physics staff at NUI Galway, appointed College Lecturer in 1996 and Senior Lecturer in 2009. Elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2010. Head of the School of Physics from 2009-13. Visiting Scientist at the Whipple Observatory in Arizona on regular occasions over the last 20 years.