Hello! Welcome to my website!

I am Raphael E. Hviding, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max-Planck Insitute for Astronomy. I study the evolution of galaxies using telescopes on earth and in space. I frequently engage in public outreach to share astronomy with the broader community. In addition, I am actively involved in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts in order to reshape and improve the future of academic astronomy.

You can learn more about me, my research, outreach, and DEI work right here on my website!

Public Astronomy

As much as I love exploring the universe through research, I take on an active role in seeking outreach programs in my local community to increase the availability of astronomy within the general public.

Astronomy Research

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy working with Dr. Ivelina Momcheva and as a member of the Data Science Group.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In order to affect systematic change in astronomy, I was a primary organizer for Astrocharlas, a program which provides spanish-speaking undergraduates with experience and a professional network.

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Dr. Hviding!
In August 2023, I successfully defended my Ph.D titled: Seeing Red: The Past and Future of Mid-IR AGN Selection with Optical Spectroscopy.

Fabry-Pérot Spectroscopy of NGC 1068
In September 2023, I published a first-author paper on studying NGC 1068 using Fabry-Pérot Spectroscopy, mapping the impact of central AGN over the field of view.
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In October I attended be attending and speaking at SACNAS NDiSTEM, the largest STEM diversity event in the country along with a group of Astrocharlas undergraduates.
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What drives the Growth of black holes?
In September I will be attending and presenting at workshop in Reykjavik. The workshop will focus on the advancements in AGN research in the past decade, and where future progress will be made.
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