Christopher Berry read Natural Sciences, specialising in Physics, at Churchill College, University of Cambridge as an undergraduate. He continued at Cambridge, to study for a PhD in Astronomy at the Institute of Astronomy. Under the supervision of Jonathan Gair, he developed a special interest in gravitational waves and their use as a means of learning about the Universe.
Christopher joined the University of Birmingham in October 2013 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He continues to investigate the scientific potential of gravitational-wave astronomy, now as a member of the international LIGO Scientific Collaboration. He is a veteran of the first observations of gravitational waves, and was heavily involved in the analysis of GW150914, LVT151012, GW151226 and GW170104.
Christopher enjoys teaching and enthusing others about science. He taught a variety of Physics undergraduate courses, and participates in a range of outreach activities to engage the public, such as the Astronomy in the City events.