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Viewing the Universe

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Carolin Crawford is the Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. She received her PhD from Cambridge University, and for many years she used X-ray, optical, and near-infrared observations to investigate both the environments of some of the largest galaxies in the Universe. Her research was carried out alongside — and later eclipsed by — a growing role in the public communication of science. Carolin now gives many talks every year communicating the excitement of astronomy to as wide an audience as possible; she also makes regular appearances on local and national radio. Her efforts were recognized by a Woman of Outstanding Achievement award from the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology for “communication of SET with a contribution to society” in 2009, and her appointment as the Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College 2011– 2015. Carolin is also a College Lecturer, Fellow, and Admissions Tutor at Emmanuel College where she teaches mathematics.

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