The Growth of Galaxies: Connecting Stars, Gas & Dark Matter

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    How did galaxies form and grow over the eons? This is one of the most important questions in astronomy,
    and a key science goal for 21st century astronomical facilities, including the Australian Square Kilometre
    Array Pathfinder. Galaxies grow by forming stars and via mergers of galaxies; but which process dominates?
    I will use vast galaxy surveys to trace when and how galaxies grow over cosmic time. I will precisely measure
    how galaxies gradually grow over billions of years. I will use optical and radio surveys to measure how
    galaxies reside and grow within extended structures of dark matter. This will provide important insights into
    how and why galaxies are growing over cosmic time.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1131/12/15

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD506,552.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD69,127.00
    • Monash University