Who is Tom Marsh? British Professor Who has gone missing on Research Trip to Chile

Tom Marsh

Who is Tom Marsh?

Tom Marsh is a 60-year-old professor from Ruby in Warwickshire who works in the Department of Physics at Warwick University, where his research interest is in binary Stars.

Tom Marsh

Tom has been reported missing while on a research trip to Chile, police have said.

Professor Tom has not been heard from since the night of Friday, September 16 according to sources.

In a statement through Warwickshire Police, his family said: “We are deeply concerned for Tom and miss him, and would ask anyone who may have any information on his whereabouts to please help”

In a post on Social Media, his daughter, Tabitha said the family was “desperate” to find him, adding: “He was out on an observing run at the La Silla Observatory in Chile when he went missing”

“He was out on an observing run at the La Silla Observatory in Chile when he went missing.

“The closest town is La Serena. If anyone has any information or thinks they can help in any way, please contact the police…. Thank you.

“My family, and my dad’s friends and colleagues, would be beyond grateful for any help or information.”

Provost of the University of Warwick, Prof Chris Ennew, said the founding professor of its astronomy and astrophysics group was reported as missing from the observatory.

He had recently been working there as a visiting astronomer at the European Southern Observatory, Prof Ennew added.

He stated the “local emergency services are undertaking a thorough and extensive search”, adding: “we continue to hope for a successful outcome”.

Prof Ennew said the university was in regular contact with the family and had offered them support, along with his colleagues, students and friends in the Warwick community.

An FCDO spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British man missing in Chile and are in contact with the local authorities.”