I’m James Nightingale, an observational cosmologist and postdoctoral researcher at Durham University.
My cosmology research focuses on strong gravitational lensing, in particular devising new ways to use this phenomenon to study dark matter and the distant Universe. I’m the developer of PyAutoLens (https://github.com/Jammy2211/PyAutoLens), open source software for analysing strong lenses.
I am an advocate for cross-disciplinary research and am collaborating with healthcare researchers on applying the statistical techniques we use to study cosmology to improve cancer treatments. This uses the statistics software PyAutoFit (https://github.com/rhayes777/PyAutoFit) that I am the lead developer of.