Dr Becky Smethurst
Dr Becky Smethurst is an award-winning astrophysicist and science communicator at the University of Oxford, specialising in how galaxies co-evolve with their supermassive black holes. She was recently awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s Research Fellowship for 2022. Her YouTube channel, ‘Dr Becky’, has over 400,000 subscribers who engage with her videos on weird objects in space, the history of science and monthly recaps of space news. A Brief History of Black Holes is her second book; her first, Space: 10 Things You Should Know was named one of Sky at Night magazine’s Top 20 books of 2019 and translated all around the world.