Using Gas Physics to Track Galaxy Evolution Through 90% of Cosmic Time

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Combining deep multi-wavelength observations from the most powerful ground and space-based telescopes, we track how gas, turbulence, and star formation evolve through 90% of cosmic time. We measure relations between multi-phase gas and stellar birthrates to understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way assembled their stars. By combining our observations with sophisticated modeling, we derive physical properties to test current theories of galaxy formation and evolution.

This project requires a strong knowledge foundation through coursework and student research in Physics and/or Astrophysics, i.e. a Bachelors degree at minimum.  The candidate must have some previous research experience, e.g. independent study or summer internship, and demonstrated a deep curiosity and commitment to the highest level of academic achievement.  Knowledge of basic Unix and Python are helpful, and fluency in English (verbal and written) is essential.

 

 

Supervisory team
Kim-Vy
Tran

Science
Physics
Sarah
Brough

Science
Physics
Michael
Ashley

Science
Physics
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kim-vy.tran@unsw.edu.au