Natalie Christopher

Natalie Christopher is a professional Astrophysicist, conducting research at the European University Cyprus, in the Astrophysics and High Performance Computing group. She works to develop our understanding on the evolution of galaxies, by fitting models to data collected from telescopes and satellites. This carries on from the work she carried out at the University of Oxford as part of her PhD, which addressed high velocity outflows from Active Galactic Nuclei, a phenomenon which occurs when material comes close enough to a supermassive black hole at the heart of a galaxy and “feeds” it. Natalie loves communicating the science of Astronomy and her knowledge of the universe to the public. She recently represented Cyprus at the International Science Communication Competition, FameLab. Natalie is regularly involved in Astronomy outreach, visiting schools across Cyprus to speak about the wonders of the cosmos. Natalie would love to start formally teaching Astronomy in Cyprus, which she hopes will encourage young people to consider a career in STEM. As an active sportswoman, Natalie also strives to lessen the gender disparity that exists in sports participation in Cyprus. She launched the Cyprus Girls Can campaign to get women and girls, of all ages and abilities all across Cyprus, more involved in sport. The campaign was shortlisted for the EU Sport Award.

Language(s): Greek, English

 

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