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Biography

Gerry grew up in New Zealand, where he studied physics and maths, and was awarded the first NZ PhD in astronomy. He worked at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh as Senior Research Fellow, before moving to Cambridge in 1984. 

Gerry has been successively Advanced Research Fellow, The Royal Society Smithson Fellow at King's College, and John Couch Adams Astronomer, and is now Professor of Experimental Philosophy at the Institute of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge.  He leads the effort to understand the structure and origin of our Galaxy and his team has provided us our current understanding of how the masses of stars are distributed at birth.

 Gerry   Gilmore
Gerry is Professor of Experimental Philosophy at the Institute of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge.