Group members

Sebastian F. Hoenig

Associate Professor in Astrophysics, group leader

PhD 2008 (University of Bonn, Germany), then postdoc at the Max-Planck-Insitute for Radio Astronomy (2008-2010), DFG Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara (2010-2013), and Dark & Marie Curie Fellow at the Dark Cosmology Centre (2013-2014). My main interests are active galactic nuclei (AGN) in the infrared as seen with the highest angular resolution. I created the CAT3D radiative transfer code to interpret the dust emission of AGN and use interferometry (mostly the VLTI) to unveil the mass distribution on parsec scales around the black hole. More recently I work on establishing the AGN dust emission as a cosmological tool. I am PI of the ERC Starting Grant project DUST-IN-THE-WIND.

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Bella Boulderstone

PhD student

MPhys 2014 (University of Lancaster), MPhys 2015 (Queen Mary University), Mayflower student at the University of Southampton since 2015.

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Jens Juel Jensen

PhD student (University of Copenhagen)

MSc 2013 (University of Copenhagen), currently PhD student at the Dark Cosmology Centre (University of Copenhagen) in joint superision by Prof. Marianne Vestergaard (Dark) and Sebastian Hoenig (Southampton). My main interests are the physics of active galactic nuclei (AGN) and their environment, and the role they play in galaxy formation and evolution. I currently work on two projects: one project is related to mass determinations of supermassive black holes in AGN using optical spectroscopic data and the second one concerning PAH features in the circum-nuclear regions of AGN using mid-infrared spectroscopic data.

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