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Brooke Simmons

Dr Simmonds’ research focus is on the connection between the growth of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies. She makes extensive use of Hubble Space Telescope data. She uses parametric methods such as GALFIT to analyze galaxy light profiles and separate galaxies from their central active galactic nuclei (AGN), and has created her own method to determine bolometric luminosities of obscured AGN. She is also involved in Galaxy Zoo, which mobilizes the public to visually classify galaxies and has produced many new scientific results.

Series featuring Brooke Simmons

  • Stargazing
  • Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Where next for citizen science? Innovative uses for crowd sourcing Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Brooke Simmons give a seminar as part of the Oxford Martin School Hilary Term seminar series: Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine. Chris Lintott, Brooke Simmons 24 Feb 2015
2 Black Holes A talk about Black Holes by Dr Brooke Simmons. Brooke Simmons 12 Dec 2013
3 Creative Commons Uncovering Black Holes and Hunting for Planets Dr Brooke Simmons talks about Black Holes and planet hunting. Brooke Simmons 16 Apr 2013