Luke Holden

Astrophysics PhD student

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I am a PhD student in the Physics and Astronomy department at the University of Sheffield, researching active galactic nuclei (AGN). I use observational techniques such as optical/near-infrared spectroscopy and radio interferometry to determine precise properties of outflows driven by AGN, in order to assess their true impact on host galaxies.

In the past, I have also worked as a telescope operator for the Isaac Newton Telescope, helped commission the ING `R2D2' DIMM, and investigated the evolution of light pollution at a major observatory.

A picture of me at the Isaac Newton Telescope.
Me at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos during an observing run in December 2022.