Seth Mowry is a second-year PhD student in the School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences at George Mason University. His prior studies included undergraduate and master’s work in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Virginia. Additionally, he served as a civilian mechanical engineer and technical analyst for the U.S. Army.
Seth’s research interests center upon the environments surrounding supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and the observable mechanisms those environments create. To that end, he is working with Professor Shobita Satyapal seeking links between active galactic nuclei (AGN) and their host galaxies. . In particular, Seth and other members of the group have been searching for evidence of AGN in dwarf and bulgeless galaxies. Through this research they hope to gain insight into the evolution of supermassive black holes.