The secrets of the stars

Amelia Drew with Professor Stephen Hawking

Homerton’s new Junior Research Fellow in Theoretical Cosmology,  Amelia Drew, will feature in an upcoming documentary series created by the Discovery channel, exploring the secrets of the universe.

Universe Unravelled follows researchers at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, which was created by the late Professor Stephen Hawking in 2007 as part of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Over 20 short episodes, available on the channel’s new digital platform discovery+, it examines what is already known about the universe, recent developments in understanding such as gravitational waves, and the mysteries which have yet to be solved.

Amelia joins Homerton from Gonville and Caius, where she read Natural Sciences as an undergraduate before undertaking a PhD in Theoretical Cosmology, researching radiative signatures from cosmic strings, topological defects that may have formed in the early universe.

"Working with Discovery provided an exciting opportunity to reach out to a young adult audience to explain cosmology and gravitation, including cutting edge developments in the field," she says.