Tim Rawle

Ariel Science Operations and Archive Scientist


Main Research Fields

My main research interests involve observations of massive galaxy clusters.

  • Galaxy evolution within the dense cluster environment
    • UV/IR observations of star-forming cluster galaxies
    • "Jellyfish" galaxy morphologies
    • Brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs) and their connection to cluster-scale gas properties
    • Resolved spectroscopy of quiescent cluster galaxies
  • Exploitation of the gravitational lensing effect of galaxy clusters to observe high redshift galaxies
    • Herschel FIR surveys at high redshift using lensing
    • Spatially resolved ynamic and compositional analysis  high redshift using submm interferometry

Through my dual roles as Ariel Science Operations Scientist and Ariel Archive Scientist, I am becoming increasingly interested in the atmospheres of exoplanets.


  • Galaxy clusters
  • Galaxy formation
  • Infrared observations
  • Gravitational lensing
  • High redshift galaxies

Ongoing collaborations


Project/mission at ESA

  • Technical Responsible for SCO-03 (2023- )
  • Ariel (2022- )
  • JWST NIRSpec (2015-2023)
  • ESA Research Fellow for Herschel (2012-2015)

Further Information


I am also the ESA Space Science Faculty webmaster. Please contact me for any suggestions or comments on the ESA Space Science Faculty website.