Dr Becky | An Astrophysicist at the University of Oxford

Dr Becky | An Astrophysicist at the University of Oxford

Dr Becky, your friendly neighbourhood astrophysicist.

Dr Becky
Dr Becky’s YouTube videos

I’m Dr Becky Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford.

I love making videos about science with an unnatural level of enthusiasm. I like to focus on how we know things, not just what we know. And especially, the things we still don’t know.

If you’ve ever wondered about something in space and couldn’t find an answer online – you can ask me!

I have also written a book, ‘Space: 10 Things You Should Know’: https://bit.ly/SpaceDrBecky

In the US & Canada the same book has a different title – ‘Space at the Speed of Light’: https://bit.ly/SpaceDrBeckySmethurst

My day job is to do research into how supermassive black holes can affect the galaxies that they live in. In particular, I look at whether the energy output from the disk of material orbiting around a growing supermassive black hole can stop a galaxy from forming stars.

Dr Becky’s Ph.D Thesis:

Channel art by Megan Smethurst: https://www.instagram.com/megansmethurst_gdesign/

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