Thanks for stopping by to find out more about me.

My name’s Dave Williams and I’m a physicist who specialises in studying our star: the Sun.

I’m one of three Instrument Operations Scientists for the Solar Orbiter mission at ESA‘s European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) near Madrid. Solar Orbiter is due to launch in late 2018/early 2019. Our job is to liaise between a) the teams building the scientific instruments, and b) the Science Operations Centre at ESAC which will organise how the mission is run to achieve its scientific aims.

Some visitors might know me from my years at UCL‘s Mullard Space Science Lab, where I spent a very enjoyable few years as a lecturer in the Solar Physics Group; and, before that, as a University Research Fellow, and Scientist-in-Residence at ISAS/JAXA for Hinode‘s Extreme-ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS).

I tweet a mixture of personal and professional stuff as @asubsetofdaves. If you would like to know about my publications, qualifications, teaching record (including Ph.D. students), and other activities, just look up the appropriate pages (as they appear).