Dr. Leah K. Morabito

Radio Astronomer, University of Oxford



I am an astronomer using radio telescopes to answer fundamental questions on how super-massive black holes co-evolve with the galaxies in which they reside. My specialty is high-resolution imaging at low frequencies, using a Square Kilometre Array pathfinder telescope, the Low Frequency Array. I am currently a Hintze Fellow and the Millard and Lee Alexander Postdoctoral Fellow at Christ Church, University of Oxford. Outside of work, I am an avid reader, I love to sew, and I row for Christ Church!

My Research

Qualifications & CV

PhD, Leiden University
October 2012 - September 2016
"Radio Galaxies at Low Frequencies: high spatial and spectral resolution studies with LOFAR"
Supervisor: Huub Rottgering

MSc, University of Oklahoma
September 2009 - May 2012
"Active Galactic Nuclei: from Supermassive Black Holes to Rare FeLoBALs"
Supervisor: Xinyu Dai

BSc, University of Michigan
September 2001 - April 2005
Double major in Physics and Astronomy

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I am committed to helping promote gender equality in Physics. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, I was one of the three co-founders for the Society of Women in Physics (SWiP). Currently I am the President of the Oxford Women in Physics Society, which was founded by Jena Meinecke several years ago. The society aims to provide a welcoming support network for women in Physics at Oxford, and help facilitate their career development.

Let's Get In Touch!

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