DR IMOGEN WHITTAM

Astrophysicist

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A LITTLE ABOUT ME

I am a Hintze Fellow at the University of Oxford, researching galaxy evolution. I have a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, and before moving to Oxford I spent five years working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of the Western Cape, in South Africa. I'm passionate about science communication and spreading my love for all things space-related to as many people as possible.

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MY RESEARCH

The ultimate aim of my research is to bring us a step closer to understanding the complex processes which govern how galaxies form and evolve with time. I am particularly interested in radio galaxies - galaxies which spew powerful jets of very energetic particles from their centre - and the role they play in galaxy evolution. Find out more about radio galaxies and my research projects below.

 
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SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

I am passionate about sharing my love for science with others. You can read more about some of the projects I've been involved with below, and if you'd like to involve me in your event please get in touch.