Georgia Stewart sitting at a desk

Georgia Stewart

Shedding Light on Black Holes

PhD Candidate, Astrophysics
College of Sciences and Engineering,
University of Tasmania

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered just how it all works? How do stars form? What does a black hole do? How do galaxies get bigger? These are the questions which have always fuelled my curiosity for space and finding the answers has become my passion.

Growing up, I loved art and writing, and although I also liked space, I really didn’t like maths. I found it all very hard to understand and would find almost any way to avoid doing my maths homework. It wasn’t until high school and university that I gained an appreciation for how neat it all is. Solving equations that can tell you when, where and why things happen seemed pretty cool to me. Now it’s my job.

I study a special field of physics called astrophysics. This is the science of space and all the stuff in it like planets, stars, and galaxies. Currently, I’m researching Black Holes. These are really massive objects at the centres of galaxies, and they play an important part in how the galaxies they live in evolve. I’m hoping to figure out just how important they are and all the different ways they impact a galaxy.

I’m so excited to help you learn about space and share my love for physics.