Raman Prinja is a professor of astrophysics and head of department at University College London. His research has focused on the evolution and properties of the most massive stars in the galaxy and their progression into supernovae. Prinja has been awarded the Pol and Christiane Swings research prize as well as UCL faculty and department teaching awards.
When he’s not teaching and researching, Prinja is an active public speaker and regularly presents lectures to a wide audience range. Prinja has made it his personal goal to bring the subject of astronomy to more diverse audiences, including children, and has written over 20 successful outreach-level science books.