Samuel Ruthven Ward


Hi I'm Samuel đź‘‹ an astronomer researching the effect black holes have on their host galaxies.

I spent the first three years of my PhD at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and then moved to Newcastle University to join their Astrophysics and Observational Cosmology group as a Postgraduate Researcher (PGR)  in September 2023.

I'm grateful for the help of my wonderful supervisor team of Chris Harrison (Newcastle), Tiago Costa (Newcastle/MPA) and Vincenzo Mainieri (ESO). My PhD has been supported by the ORIGINS Excellence Cluster and I hope to obtain my doctorate from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in summer 2024.

You can see more about my research, publications, outreach activities, and some of what I like doing for fun at the links below!

An outflow being launched by an AGN wind in my idealised galaxy simulation study (Ward+ in prep)