Research Area 4: 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

Scientific Staff in Garching working on Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM


Faculty

Name Interests

Magda Arnaboldi
Scientific interests:
  • Diffuse stellar population in galaxy clusters & intracluster planetary nebulae
  • Galaxy and galaxy cluster formation and evolution
  • Dynamics of early-type galaxies, mass content of galaxies, polarrings, properties of dark matter haloes

Andy Biggs
Scientific interests:
  • Starburst galaxies
  • Gravitational lensing

Lodovico Coccato

Scientific interests:

  • 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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Carlos De Breuck
Scientific interests:
  • High redshift radio galaxies
  • Radio and millimetre interferometry
  • Radio surveys
  • Optical spectropolarimetry
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Tim de Zeeuw
Scientific interests:
  • Formation, structure and dynamics of galaxies, including the Galaxy
  • Star clusters and OB associations

Eric Emsellem
Scientific interests:
  • Galactic dynamics
  • Early-type galaxies
  • Stellar populations
  • 3D spectroscopy
  • Numerical simulations
  • Data analysis softwares

Robert Fosbury
Scientific interests:
  • AGN
  • High z galaxies
  • Polarimetry

Evanthia Hatziminaoglou
Scientific interests:
  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
  • Infrared extragalactic astronomy
  • Extragalactic Surveys
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Rob Ivision
Scientific interests:
  • Evolution of the ISM in galaxies
  • Foramtion of galaxies in the distant Universe
  • Dust Formation
  • Masers
  • Proto-planetary disks
  • Exoplanets
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Harald Kuntschner
Scientific interests:
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Stellar populations of early-type galaxies
  • Extragalactic globular clusters
  • Integral-field spectroscopy
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Robert Laing
Scientific interests:
  • Active galaxies, relativistic jets in extragalactic and galactic sources, synchrotron and inverse Compton emission, polarization and extragalactic magnetic fields, Faraday rotation, radio surveys.
  • Optical/IR telescopes; telescope control; aperture synthesis at cm, mm and sub-mm wavelengths.

Jochen Liske
Scientific interests:
  • Observational cosmology
  • Galaxy evolution
  • QSO absorption lines
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Vincenzo Mainieri
Scientific interests:
  • 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

Nadine Neumayer
Scientific interests:
  • Co-evolution of black holes and galaxies
  • Nuclear star clusters
  • Build-up of galaxy centres
  • Galactic dynamics
  • 3D Spectroscopy

Paolo Padovani

Scientific interests:

  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
  • BL Lacertae Objects
  • X-ray and gamma-ray emission of AGN
  • Blazar Surveys
  • Deep radio surveys
  • AGN - starburst connection

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Lowell Tacconi-Garman
Scientific interests:
  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Starburst Galaxies
  • Super Star Clusters
  • Adaptive Optics/NIR Imaging and Spectroscopy

Eelco van Kampen
Scientific interests:
  • The formation and evolution of galaxies
  • High-redshift galaxies and galaxy clusters
  • Cosmological simulations
  • Gravitational lensing

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Joël Vernet
Scientific interests:
  • High redshift galaxies and AGN
  • Kinematics of distant galaxies
  • Polarimetry
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Martin Zwaan
Scientific interests:
  • Role of cool gas in galaxy evolution
  • Relation between QSO absorption lines and galaxies
  • Galaxy mass functions, luminosity functions
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Fellows

Name Interests

Vinod Arumugam
Scientific interests:
  • Galaxy evolution
  • High-redshift galaxies
  • Deep radio and submillimeter surveys

Matthieu Béthermin
Scientific interests:
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Cosmic infrared background
  • Evolution of infrared and sub-millimeter galaxy populations
  • Connexion between large-scale structures and galaxies
  • Deep far-infrared and (sub-)millimeter surveys

Timothy Davis
Scientific interests:
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Molecular gas properties/dynamics and star-formation
  • Early-type galaxies

Maud Galametz
Scientific interests:
  • IR to submm observations and SED modelling techniques
  • Dust and gas properties in nearby galaxies, star formation rate
  • Influence of metallicity, submm excess
  • CO-dark gas

Adam Ginsburg
Scientific interests:
  • High mass star and cluster formation
  • Turbulence in molecular clouds
  • Millimeter and centimeter observations, in particular large-area & Galactic Plane surveys
  • Data analysis tools & python, especially astropy

Bernd Husemann
Scientific interests:
  • AGN and their host galaxies
  • ISM of galaxies
  • 3D spectroscopy
  • Data analysis softwares

Soh Ikarashi (SCO visitor)
Scientific interests:
  • Massive galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe
  • Molecular gas in high-redshift galaxies
  • Deep (sub)millimeter survey

Claudia Lagos
Scientific interests:
  • Simulations of the formation and evolution of galaxies
  • Modelling of the ISM, star formation and feedback
  • Galaxy and black hole co-evolution in large surveys

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Iván Oteo Gómez
Scientific interests:
  • Multi-wavelength extragalactic surveys
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Evolution of the ISM in galaxies

Tayyaba Zafar
Scientific interests:
  • Dust extinction studies of Gamma-ray burst afterglows
  • Intervening absorbers towards Quasars
  • Interstellar and intergalactic medium studies

Students

Name Interests

Suryashree Aniyan
Scientific interests:
  • Dark Matter content in spiral galaxies
  • Galactic Dynamics
  • Galaxy evolution

Roxana-Adela Chira
Scientific interests:
  • Early stages of star formation
  • Molecular clouds
  • Radiative transfer
  • Interstellar medium

Marco De Pascale
Scientific interests:
  • Machine learning and classification
  • Supernovae
  • Galactic archaeology
  • Cosmology

Adrien Guérou
Scientific interests:
  • Galactic dynamics
  • Early-type and dwarf galaxies
  • 3D spectroscopy
  • Stellar population

Bitten Gullberg
Scientific interests:
  • Galaxy evolution and molecular gas in the interstellar medium in high redshift galaxies

Emin Karabal
Scientific interests:
  • Galaxy Evolution
  • Mass growth of Early-Type Galaxies
  • Stellar Populations of Early-Type Galaxies

Florian Niederhofer
Scientific interests:
  • High-Mass Star Formation
  • Massive Stars
  • Stellar Populations
  • ISM of Galaxies

Joel Pfeffer
Scientific interests:
  • Formation, evolution and dynamics of galaxies
  • Dwarf galaxies
  • Globular clusters
  • Numerical simulations

Francesco Saturni
Scientific interests:
  • QSO structure and evolution
  • QSO absorption processes
  • QSO variability

Tullia Sbarrato
Scientific interests:
  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
  • High-redshift AGN and quasars
  • Blazars: accretion-jet connection

Karina Voggel
Scientific interests:
  • Dwarf galaxies in clusters
  • Galaxy evolution
  • Galactic dynamics

Dominika Wylezalek
Scientific interests:
  • Observational cosmology
  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
  • High-redshift galaxies