Graham Smith

University of Birmingham

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

I have a broad background in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, including strong and weak gravitational lensing, galaxy cluster physics, galaxy evolution, and large-scale structure. I now focus on gravitationally lensed explosive transients of all kinds, with a special interest in working towards detecting the kilonova counterpart to a gravitationally lensed binary neutron star merger. Rubin will be key to this, given its wide field of view and sensitivity.

I have served as SLSC Co-chair since 2020 and SLSC Commissioning Liaison since 2019. I am also a member of DESC and the Galaxies Science Collaboration.

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