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Weekly Area Hangout: December 4, 2019 – Dr. Becky Smethurst’s “Area: 10 Issues You Ought to Know”

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Sondy Springmann (@sondy)

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Tonight we air Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Dr. Becky Smethurst from Tuesday, November twenty sixth.

Dr. Smethurst is a analysis fellow at Christ Church School, Oxford College who’s researching how galaxies and their central supermassive black holes evolve collectively. Becky enlists assist from the general public to categorise galaxy shapes by means of GalaxyZoo, and is presently utilizing knowledge from the SDSS-IV: MaNGA survey to find out if a Supermassive Black Gap can forestall star formation in a galaxy.

Becky can be a famend science communicator together with her personal YouTube channel, Dr. Becky ( , the place she posts weekly movies about unsolved mysteries and peculiar area objects, in addition to a month-to-month area information roundup.

Becky additionally has revealed a brand new ebook, “Area: 10 Issues You Ought to Know” which is now accessible on Amazon:

You’ll be able to study extra about Dr. Becky by visiting her web site ( and her tutorial webpage ( ). And don’t overlook to subscribe to her YouTube Channel (


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