Katherine Blundell is a Professor of Astrophysics at Oxford University and a Research Fellow at St John's College. Prior to this she was one of the Royal Society's University Research Fellows, having been a Research Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and before that a Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford.
Her awards include a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Astrophysics, the Royal Society's Rosalind Franklin Medal in 2010, the Institute of Physics Bragg Medal in 2012 and the Royal Astronomical Society's Darwin Lectureship in 2015.
In the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours she was appointed OBE for services to astronomy and the education of young people. In 2019, she was appointed Gresham Professor of Astronomy.
Her research interests span a broad range of topics. She has published extensively on the evolution of active galaxies and their life cycles, on the accretion of material near black holes, astrophysical plasmas and the launch and propagation of relativistic jets. She uses techniques from across the electromagnetic spectrum, both imaging and spectroscopy, as well as computational techniques.
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