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Mark Crockett

Mark Crockett

(University of Oxford)

Dr. Mark Crockett is an astrophysicist currently working on Galaxy Evolution studies at the Univiersity of Oxford, UK. His work is focused on early-type systems and, in particular, the role which galaxy mergers play in their formation and evolution.

Mark is originally from Kilrea in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He studied Physics at Queen's University Belfast, before obtaining a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the same institution in 2009. His Ph.D. research focussed on the detection and characterization of core-collapse supenovae progenitors - the massive stars which end their lives in colossal supernova explosions - and he continues to be involved in this work.


Sugata Kaviraj

Sugata Kaviraj

(University of Oxford)

Dr. Sugata Kaviraj is an astrophysicist working at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford. His primary research focuses on deciphering the formation and evolution of the most massive galaxies over cosmic time. His published work has made important contributions to our understanding of early-type galaxies, extra-galactic star clusters and the role of energetic feedback from supernovae and Active Galactic Nuclei in the evolution of their host systems.

Born in New Delhi, India, he was educated in the UK, completing an undergraduate degree at Imperial College London and a P.hD. at the University of Oxford. He currently holds fellowships from Imperial College London, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and Worcester College, Oxford. In 2011, he was awarded the Royal Astronomical Society's Winton Capital Award for excellence in research.