Understanding the star-formation law in nearby galaxies (astronomy)
Understanding how stars form and how the interstellar medium evolves is critical in understanding the evolution of galaxies, and in this project the student will undertake continuum and spectroscopic studies of the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies such as M31 (Andromeda) at high spatial resolution for detailed comparison with our own Milky Way, as well as comparisons with other more distant galaxies. We are currently leading a consortium of UK Universities working with the East Asian Observatory collaboration in running the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii and the project will involve data taken with JCMT, the Herschel satellite and other observatories. This project is available for an October 2016 start date.
This project is funded via a Cardiff University studentship which covers tuition fees and a living expenses stipend at the UK/EU rate. Applicants must satisfy EU residency rules.
How good is research at Cardiff University in Physics?
FTE Category A staff submitted: 19.50
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