Images of the emerald cut galaxy
(one of the Top 5 Space Discoveries of 2012)
Animation of stellar capture by a black hole (2013)
Dr Alister Graham's research deals with the structure and dynamics of galaxies, their dark matter halos and their central supermassive black holes. Previously he has worked as a Research Fellow at The Australian National University's Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories (Aug 2004 - Oct 2006) and as a NASA-funded Faculty Scientist within the University of Florida's Department of Astronomy (Jan 2004 - Aug 2004). Prior to that he obtained five years of postdoctoral research experience employed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Florida (Feb 2002 - Dec 2003) and as a Postdoc at the Spanish Institute for Astrophysics in the Canary Islands (Nov 1998 - Jan 2002). While in Spain, he also worked as a Support Astronomer at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, home to the world's largest steerable optical/infrared telescope, the Gran Telescopio Canarias.