Hope Boyce

Current Position: PhD student, McGill Space Institute, Canada

Role in WISDOM: Hope uses space- and ground-based telescopes to study the relationship between supermassive black holes, the material accreting around them, and the centres of galaxies. As a part of WISDOM, she models the gravitational potential of galactic centres using known stellar distributions and high-resolution kinematics of molecular gas to constrain the presence and mass of SMBHs. She also coordinates observations with SITELLE, a fourier-transform spectrograph on CFHT, to measure the star formation efficiency of gas in the centres of WISDOM galaxies. Currently, she is completing her PhD at the McGill Space Institute working with Prof. Daryl Haggard in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal, QC).

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