A University of Saskatchewan astronomy graduate has been published as the lead author of a research article in the top journal of its ilk in the world.
Hope Boyce, originally from the Lloydminster area, graduated with an Honours Physics degree last year and is now studying at McGill University in Montreal.
Her paper is on looking for some type of signature of a black hole through mapping the motions of the stars.
“What we’ve done then is to try and look, is there anything different that we didn’t expect in this whole philosophy map that a black hole would leave a sign of.”
Boyce says she gets her passion for science from her dad.
“He just kept telling me stories about physics and science things when I was a kid,” Boyce said. “Everything he told me, the most exciting ones were always about space, or Einstein or physics, and so when I went to University I just decided to learn as much as I could about Astronomy and see where it took me.”
Boyce says she spent many hours in the land of the living skies looking up at the night sky with her telescope in her backyard.