FORA.tv Speaker - Carolin Crawford

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Biography

Outreach Officer at the Instituteof Astronomy and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, Professor Carolin Crawford is one of Britain's foremost science communicators.

After receiving her PhD from Newnham CollegeCambridge, Professor Crawford went on to a series of fellowships from Balliol CollegeOxford, Trinity Hall, Cambridge and the Royal Society. In 2004 she was appointed as a Fellow and College Lecturer at Emmanuel CollegeCambridge, where she is now also the undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the Physical Sciences. Since 2005 she has combined her college role with that of Outreach Officer at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Crawford’s primary research interests are in combining X-ray, optical and near-infrared observations to study the physical processes occurring around massive galaxies at the core of clusters of galaxies. In particular, she observes the complex interplay between the hot intra-cluster medium, filaments of warm ionized gas, cold molecular clouds, star formation and the radio plasma flowing out from the central supermassive black hole.

In 2009 Professor Crawford’s outstanding abilities at science communication were recognized by a Women of Outstanding Achievement Award by the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, presented for “communication of science with a contribution to society.”

Appointed as the 36th Gresham Professor of Astronomy in 2011, Professor Crawford looks forward to presenting her Gresham lectures wherein she plans “to showcase the very latest developments and ideas in astronomy and cosmology, whilst putting them into the context of the process of scientific discovery.”


18 Programs

Carolin Crawford: The Sun, Our Nearest Star

12.03.14 | 00:56:36 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: The Transient Universe

11.26.14 | 00:58:45 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: The Search for Dark Matter

10.22.14 | 01:00:48 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: Echoes of the Big Bang

03.05.14 | 00:56:20 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: The Lives of Stars

02.05.14 | 00:58:25 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: Comets

11.20.13 | 00:53:51 min | 0 comments

Professor Carolin Crawford: Quasars

10.23.13 | 00:58:56 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: The Red Planet

09.25.13 | 00:59:05 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: Exoplanets and How to Find Them

03.06.13 | 00:55:39 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: Atmospheric Phenomena

12.05.12 | 00:54:57 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: X-Ray Astrophysics - High Energy Cosmos

11.07.12 | 00:54:36 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: Startling Discoveries of the Moon

10.10.12 | 00:59:54 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: Star Dust

06.13.12 | 00:51:25 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: Large Telescopes and Why We Need Them

05.09.12 | 00:56:32 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: Clusters of Galaxies

03.07.12 | 01:00:05 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: Rotation In Space

02.01.12 | 00:51:14 min | 0 comments

Carolin Crawford: The Sounds Of The Universe

11.23.11 | 00:55:13 min | 1 comment

A Voyage Round Saturn, Its Rings and Moons

11.02.11 | 01:02:27 min | 0 comments