Stephen Serjeant

School of Physical Sciences
Open University


Professor of Astronomy

School of Physical Sciences
The Open University
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1908 652724
Mobile: +44 (0)7946 605913
Skype: stephen_serjeant
ORCID: 0000-0002-0517-7943

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I'm the Open University's Professor of Astronomy, specialising in extragalactic surveys of star-forming galaxies and strong gravitational lensing. I've written or co-written over 380 papers so far with nearly 18,000 citations in all (H-index currently 70 via NASA or 82 via Google), and four books, and co-won a 2004 Daiwa Adrian Prize for Anglo-Japanese scientific collaboration. I'm also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Chartered Physicist, meaning that I have three F-words and one C-word after my name, all well deserved.

I wrote a paper with George Djorgovski, who wrote a paper with Jogesh Babu, who wrote a paper with Paul Erdös, giving me an Erdös number of no more than three, or exactly three assuming this list is currently complete. This is six less than Peter Higgs. There's a lesson in there somewhere but for some reason I don't feel it's in my best interests to point it out.

Last update: Wed 16 Aug 2023 16:33:04 BST