Bio & contact
Ellis R Owen
Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University
Office 520, General Building III
Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013
I grew up near Leicester, UK, and did my undergraduate studies at Cambridge University in Natural Sciences, specialising in Astrophysics in my final year. I then obtained my Masters degree from University College London (UCL) before working in gamma-ray astronomy at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany for a year. I completed my PhD in Astrophysics at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory, and since then have been working as an independent CICA post-doctoral fellow at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
My main research revolves around the central theme of astrophysical and observational impacts of cosmic rays in galaxies. This covers topics ranging from bubbles around galaxies, to the formation of stars and the production of energetic backgrounds of particles and radiation originating in the distant Universe. Check out my my publications page to find out more.
When I'm not working, I like to spend my time cycling, traveling, finding out about different cultures and attempting to learn Mandarin.