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Stephen Smartt

Stephen Smartt

(The Queen's University of Belfast)

Stephen Smartt is a Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) Advanced Fellow and University lecturer in the Department of Physics at The Queen's University of Belfast. He research is on massive stars and supernovae. In particular he is interested in studying the final stages in the lives of massive stars before they die. This galaxy was observed as part of a program to directly image the progenitors of core-collapse supernovae.

Stephen Smartt was born in Belfast and received a Ph.D. (1996) from the Queen's University of Belfast. He worked at the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes in the Canary Islands as a support astronomer and later was a post-doc at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded a PPARC fellowship in 2001.

Jay Anders