Research Area: EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES AND THE ISM

Topics covered in this research area

Subject in this research area aim at understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies from low to high redshift, their mass assembly and enrichment histories, as well as the connection to active galactic nuclei.

  • Evolution of the interstellar medium in galaxies
  • Evolution of galaxy structure and dynamics
  • High-redshift galaxies and galaxy clusters
  • Co-evolution of black holes and galaxies




Thesis topics offered on Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM

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Arnaboldi, Magda

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Faculty

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  • Planetary nebulae populations: their luminosity functions, specific frequencies and stellar progenitors
  • Diffuse stellar population in galaxy clusters & intracluster Planetary Nebulae
  • Dynamics of late and early-type galaxies, mass content of galaxies, polar-rings, properties of dark matter haloes
  • Galaxy and galaxy cluster formation and evolution
  • Near field cosmology and hierarchical mass assembly of galaxy halos

Biggs, Andy

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Starburst galaxies
  • Gravitational lensing

Coccato, Lodovico

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Faculty

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  • Galactic kinematics and dynamics
  • Stellar galaxy halos
  • Intracluster light
  • Stellar populations
  • Kinematic decoupling in galaxies
  • Extragalactic Planetary Nebulae
  • 3D spectroscopy
  • Supermassive black holes

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De Breuck, Carlos

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • High redshift radio galaxies
  • Radio and millimetre interferometry
  • Radio surveys
  • Optical spectropolarimetry

 

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Emsellem, Eric

Stellar Populations  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Galactic dynamics
  • Early-type galaxies
  • Stellar populations
  • 3D spectroscopy
  • Numerical simulations
  • Data analysis softwares

Hilker, Michael

Stellar Populations  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Dwarf galaxies in galaxy clusters
  • Extragalactic globular clusters
  • Stellar populations
  • Element abundances of galactic globular clusters

 

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Ivison, Rob

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Infrared-luminous galaxies and AGN
  • Gas and dust in galaxies
  • Radio galaxies at high redshift
  • Symbiotic stars and novae

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Mainieri, Vincenzo

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Multiwavelength properties of AGN and their SED (X-ray, optical, near-IR, sub-mm, radio)
  • Highly obscured (Compton thick) AGN
  • AGN properties as a function of the environment: field, groups, clusters of galaxies
  • High-redshift X-ray clusters of galaxies: their metallicities and AGN content
  • AGN feedback
  • 3D spectroscopy (SINFONI)

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Padovani, Paolo

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Padovani, Paolo
  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), X-ray, gamma-ray emission
  • BL Lacertae Objects
  • Blazar Surveys
  • Deep radio surveys
  • AGN - starburst connection
  • Neutrino and cosmic-ray astronomy

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Rejkuba, Marina

Stellar Populations  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Resolved stellar populations in nearby galaxies
  • Globular clusters in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies
  • Variable stars
  • Distance indicators
  • Optical and near-IR imaging and spectroscopy

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Tacconi-Garman, Lowell

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Starburst Galaxies
  • Super Star Clusters
  • Adaptive Optics/NIR Imaging and Spectroscopy

van Kampen, Eelco

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Faculty

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  • The formation and evolution of galaxies
  • High-redshift galaxies and galaxy clusters
  • Cosmological simulations
  • Gravitational lensing

 

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Vernet, Joël

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • High redshift galaxies and AGN
  • Kinematics of distant galaxies
  • Polarimetry

 

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Zwaan, Martin

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Evolution of gas in galaxies
  • Radio and millimetre surveys
  • QSO absorption lines
  • ALMA

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Neeser, Mark

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Scientists

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  • High-redshift radio galaxies (optical/IR line-emission), AGN's
  • Galaxy structure: edge-on galaxies, thin and thick disks
  • Optical and infrared instrumentation

Hatziminaoglou, Evanthia

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
  • Infrared extragalactic astronomy
  • Extragalactic Surveys
  • ALMA

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Mroczkowski, Tony

Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Andreani, Paola
  • Millimeter/ Submillimeter Instrumentation
  • Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Clusters
  • Sunyaev-Zel´dovich (SZ) Effect and X-ray Observations of Galaxy Clusters
  • Cosmic Microwave Background

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Cirasuolo, Michele

Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Cirasuolo, Michele
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • High-redshift galaxies
  • Multi-wavelength properties of distant galaxies
  • 3D spectroscopy

Lyubenova, Mariya

Stellar Populations  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Lybenova, Mariya
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Nuclear star clusters formation and evolution
  • The interplay between baryons and dark matter in galaxies
  • Near-IR properties of stellar populations
  • Stellar spectral libraries

Gadotti, Dimitri

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Gadotti, Dimitri

  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Galaxy Structure, Dynamics and Stellar Content
  • Galaxy Bulges
  • Bar-driven Secular Evolution
  • Mutli-component Decomposition of Galaxy Images
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    Barcons, Xavier

    Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Barcons, Xavier
    • Active Galactic Nuclei: structure, populations
    • Galaxy - supermassive black hole coevolution

    Kemper, Francisca

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Kemper, Francisca
    • Astrophysics of dust
    • The life cycle of dust and gas
    • The ISM in galaxies
    • Evolved stars
    • Debris disks
    • Stellar populations
    • Astrostatistics
    • Infrared spectroscopy
    • Submillimeter observations

    van der Burg, Remco

    Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    van der Burg, Remco
    • Galaxy Clusters
    • Galaxy Evolution
    • Structure Formation
    • Large Optical and (Near-)Infrared Surveys

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    Peroux, Celine

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Andreani, Paola
    • Galaxy formation and evolution
    • Baryon cycle, circumgalactic medium
    • Evolution of metals, gas and dust
    • Galaxy kinematics
    • High-resolution/3D spectroscopy and millimetre astronomy

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    Popesso, Paola

    Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Popesso, Paola
    • the halo occupation distribution and the physics of galaxies
    • evolution of the star formation activity in different environments
    • effect of the AGN feedback-gas cooling interplay on the evolution of the central galaxy
    • the star formation quenching process of satellite galaxies
    • the physics of galaxy groups

    Szakacs, Roland

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Szakacs, Roland
    • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
    • Interstellar and Circumgalactic Medium
    • Astrochemistry
    • Computational Astrophysics

    Fragkoudi, Francesca

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Fellows

    Fragkoudi, Francesca
    • Galaxy dynamics & evolution
    • Galactic archaeology
    • Chemo-dynamics of Milky Way stellar populations
    • N-body+hydrodynamical cosmological simulations
    • Secular evolution and SMBHs

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    Popping, Gergely

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Popping, Gergely
    • formation and evolution of galaxies
    • Gas, dust, and metals in galaxies
    • cosmological simulations
    • radiative transfer techniques
    • millimetre astronomy

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    Izquierdo Cartagena, Andrés

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

    Izquierdo Cartagena, Andrés
    • Radiative transfer modelling
    • High-mass star formation
    • ISM structure and dynamics
    • Young Stellar Objects
    • Software development for Astrophysics

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    Chaturvedi, Avinash

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Chaturvedi, Avinash
    • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
    • Galactic Dynamics and stellar kinematics
    • Globular Cluster

    Girdhar, Aishwarya

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Students

    Aishwarya Girdhar <Aishwarya.Girdhar@eso.org>
    • Galaxy formation and evolution
    • Multi-wavelength study of distant AGN and galaxies
    • AGN feedback
    • 3D spectroscopy (MUSE)
    • Stellar populations in galaxies

    Lansbury, George

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Fellows

    Lansbury, George
    •     Multi-wavelength study of distant AGN and galaxies
    •     High-energy (X-ray) extragalactic surveys
    •     Hidden (obscured) active galactic nuclei
    •     Black hole and galaxy (co-)evolution

    Ward, Samuel Ruthven

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Ward, Samuel Ruthven
    • AGN feedback
    • Cosmological simulations
    • Radio-quiet active galaxies

    Weng, Simon

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Weng, Simon
    • Circumgalactic Medium
    • Neutral Hydrogen Absorption
    • Galaxy Kinematics

    Chen, Jianhang

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Chen, Jianhang
    • Active galactic Nuclei
    • Submillimeter galaxies
    • Dusty star-forming galaxies
    • Galaxy clusters
    • Proto-clusters

    de Sá Freitas, Camila

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    de Sá Freitas, Camila
    • Formation and evolution of galaxies, focusing on processes that affect their star formation and/or alter their morphological structures

    Molyneux, Stephen

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Students

    Molyneux, Stephen
    • Galactic feedback across cosmic time
    • Co-evolution of accreting black holes and their host galaxies
    • Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionisation

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    Law, Chi Yan (Paul)

    Planets and Star Formation  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Law, Chi Yan (Paul)
    • High mass star formation
    • Magnetic fields and star formation
    • Chemistry in star forming regions

    Ginolfi, Michele

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Fellows

    Ginolfi, Michele
    • Galaxy formation and evolution;
    • High-redshift galaxies;
    • AGN/star-formation-driven feedback and circumgalactic metal enrichment;
    • Interstellar gas & dust properties.

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    Greenwell, Claire

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Greenwell, Claire
    • Obscured Active Galactic Nuclei
    • Multi-wavelength studies of AGN
    • Extragalactic surveys

    Khan, Javeria

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Khan, Javeria
    • Active Galactic Nuclei and Supermassive Black Holes
    • BL Lacertae Objects
    • Neutrino and cosmic-ray astronomy

    Beyer, Aaron

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Beyer, Aaron
    • Galaxy evolution
    • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
    • Star formation

    Van Marrewijk, Joshiwa

    Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Van Marrewijk, Joshiwa
    • Galaxy/Large Scale Structure Formation and Observational Cosmology

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    Calistro, Gabriela

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Fellows

    Agliozzo, Claudia
    • Multiwavelength observations of galaxies and accreting black holes across cosmic time
    • The role of the interstellar medium in galaxy and black-hole co-evolution

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    Andreani, Paola

    Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Andreani, Paola
    • Observational cosmology
    • Formation and evolution of galaxies and QSOs
    • Far infrared and submillimetric extragalactic backgrounds

    Langan, Ivanna

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Langan, Ivanna
    • Galaxy formation and evolution
    • Metallicity in galaxies
    • High redshift galaxies, via observations or simulations

    Kolcu, Tutku

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Kolcu, Tutku
    • Galaxy evolution
    • Ionised gas kinematics
    • Nearby galaxies
    • Integral field spectroscopy (MUSE)
    • Ram-pressure stripping within galaxy groups

    Verwilghen, Pierrick

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Verwilghen, Pierrick

    Kaasinen, Melanie

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Fellows

    Kaasinen, Melanie
    • Galaxy evolution and star formation;
    • The properties of the interstellar medium in galaxies across cosmic time;
    • Combining real and synthetic observations of the cold ISM and star formation rate tracers (at optical-to-radio wavelengths);
    • Molecular gas kinematics and the settling of gas into disks;
    • Observations with ALMA, the VLA and JWST

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