Daniel Holdsworth has been a research associate at the University of Central Lancashire since 2015. He is a member of the Stellar Astrophysics group within the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute. Daniel achieved his PhD in 2015 at Keele University, where he studied pulsations in the A-type stars. He has been PI on many successful telescope proposals, and uses his research experience to inform the observing strategy of current and future space missions.
Daniel primarily studies the pulsations in chemically peculiar A-type stars through both photometric and spectroscopic techniques. He also works on understanding pulsations in other hot stars. Daniel was also part of an international collaboration which discovered the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanetary system. He is a module tutor on the Astronomy Distance Learning course.
Daniel has over 200 nights experience working on meter-class telescopes, and has been awarded time on 10-m class telescopes. He is a key member of the TASOC WG4, providing target lists for NASA's TESS mission, and leading publications of those data.
- PhD Astrophysics, Keele University, 2015
- MPhys, Astrophysics, UCLan, 2011
- Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society