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International Day of Women in Science, 2022: Meet Dr Becky Smethurst

February 11th marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
11 Feb 2022
Written by Olivia Tan
The House
Dr Becky Smethurst
Dr Becky Smethurst

February 11th marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The day's purpose is to promote full and equal access to participation in science for women and girls, and we wanted to highlight just one of the many routes into a fulfilling science career, as taken by Christ Church Junior Research Fellow Dr Becky Smethurst.

Self-styled Dr Becky, recently recognised by the Royal Astronomical Society, is an astrophysicist researching galaxies and supermassive black holes.

Becky has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2022 Winton Award for Astronomy, in recognition of her work on supermassive black holes. Click here to read the full article.

In this video, Becky explains the path she has taken through school, university and post-graduate study to immerse herself in her passion for space.


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