Jonathan Trump



I’m an observational astronomer who studies active galaxies: that is, galaxies with an accreting supermassive black hole.  In particular I’m interested in the co-evolving growth of black holes and galaxies: how do galaxies feed their black holes, and how do black holes influence star formation in their host galaxies?  Because active galaxies emit over a wide range of energies, I use telescopes spanning the electromagnetic spectrum: I observe in X-rays (Chandra, XMM-Newton), ultraviolet (GALEX), optical (Hubble, Keck, Subaru, Magellan), infrared (Spitzer, Herschel) and radio (VLA) light.

To learn more about my research, check out some of my publications.  Or check out this TEDx talk I gave in April 2017:


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