Rob's silhouetteAstrophysicist. Mathematician. Philosopher. Linguist. Musician. Composer. Poet. Author. Painter. Film producer. Chef & general food and wine connoisseur.

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Rob died on Saturday 20th February 2010 of complications arising from a routine biopsy to diagnose a brain tumour. Rob would have been 35 on 13th March 2010, the day after the funeral.

This website gives a small sample of Rob’s life. The latest new pages are listed below.


Recent Additions

Walking for Rob

50 miles wood-to-wood to help the Woodland Trust create England’s largest native forest!

What started out as Rob’s family and friends trying to do some good after a tragedy is now growing into something more beautiful. (more…)

Occult Arithmetic: Music, Mathematics & Mysticism

In 2009, Rob attended the SkyWay ’09 festival of light in Torun, Poland. Along with Alice Williamson, he presented to other academics and artists at a seminar devoted to collaborations between science and art. This article was inspired by the event and the collaborations Rob initiated there. (more…)

Poem Medley

This collection of Rob’s poems, with the title Poem Medley, was found after his death. We believe they were written around 2002. (more…)

The Starry Messenger

Whilst working at the University of Hertfordshire, one of Rob’s biggest projects was the creation of The Starry Messenger, an educational film drama celebrating the International Year of Astronomy (2009), marking 400 years of Galileo’s telescope. Putting many of his talents to use, Rob wrote, co-produced, co-directed, edited, acted in and composed the music for the film. (more…)