Professor Bill Chaplin


Bill Chaplin, our Professor of Astrophysics, 1st year lecturer, and leader of the NASA Kepler Mission.

Professor Bill Chaplin leads the programme of the NASA Kepler Mission, devoted to the investigation of solar-type stars, listening to their music as they resonate to determine their characteristics. He is actively engaged in promoting solar and stellar research in both national and international media, and his research enables our students to learn from these discoveries.

“My research is exciting and interesting because it’s dealing with some really fundamental questions that relate to why we are here in the universe, what conditions are required to support life. You can see that that’s something that really excites our undergraduate students.”

Professor Chaplin inspires students with cutting edge research and discoveries, inspiring new thoughts and perspectives on the world- and Universe- around us.