Welcome to Matthew Smith's Personal Webpage

About Me

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Galaxies and Observational Cosmology group at Cardiff University. My research is focused on the dust and gas (basically any stuff between stars!) and how they relate to star-formation. I primarily work in nearby galaxies but sometimes extend further out into the universe. I moved to Cardiff in 2008 to undertake my Ph.D under the supervision of Steve Eales and Jon Davies back and enjoyed living in Cardiff so much I'm still here. To find out more about my research check out my Research Page.

In addition to my research I play an active role in the department, being a member of a few committees (including the computer and social committees) as well as teaching responsibilities. I have the pleasure of currently supervising Thomas Williams and am significantly involved in the supervision of Connor Williams. This year I'm teaching a new first-year module "Introduction to Astrophysics" which will start in January 2018.

My undergraduate bachelors and masters degree was undertaken at Cambridge University in physics (natural sciences tripos). I was a member of Jesus College where I played several of the colleges sports teams (but definitely not to a high standard) and played in the college orchestra. While, unfortunately not playing many sports now, I am still a keen rugby fan and often get to see an international match. For the last few years I have helped on my old secondary schools year 8 camp in the new forest, where I help teach outdoor skills and run activities. I also enjoy science-fiction and fantasy, as well as a variety of video games. For more info see my other interests section.

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Latest News

May 2017

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