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Evolution of galaxies in early large scale structures

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  • Full or part time
    Dr S McGee
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    Applications accepted all year round

Project Description

Galaxy clusters are extraordinarily valuable as laboratories for a wide range of tests and experiments. In particular, observations of the infall and transformation of satellite galaxies within clusters allow us to directly tie our understanding of cosmology to our knowledge of galaxy formation. The first galaxy clusters emerge from the initial density perturbations within the early Universe and become virialized at redshifts between 1 and 3. Interestingly, this is also the epoch of galaxy formation, when star formation and AGN activity peaked. The goal of this project is to understand what happens when these rapidly forming galaxies are dropped into the extreme environment of galaxy clusters, which will have implications for our understanding of galaxy formation, feedback and the baryon cycle of galaxies.

Funding Notes

This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The funding is only available to UK citizens or those who have been resident in the UK for a period of 3 years or more.

Non-UK Students: If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work on this project will be considered.

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