Mark Smith

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Mark Smith

Graduate Student

I am a member of the millimetre-Wave Interferometric Survey of Dark Object Masses (WISDOM) collaboration, working on measuring the masses of supermassive black holes in the centre of galaxies. Measurements are made by fitting the kinematic field observed in CO using ALMA at extremely high resolution. These objects are intrinsically linked to the evolution of their host galaxies, and so understanding their local environment tells us about galaxy formation and evolution.

See my latest publication: [Coming soon]

I previously worked as a Masters student on new high-precision magnetometers for the g-2 experiment using Helium-3 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

I teach First Year Electromagnetism and Maths to students at Jesus College. I also give a variety of public talks on popular topics in astronomy and physics.