President's International Fellowship Initiative

Project: Research-related funding

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Description

Collaborative research project with the group of Prof Yu Dai at National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC), focussed on analysis of vastly multiplexed spectroscopic observations of galaxies from cosmic noon to the present day, with applications to the galaxies' star formation activity and history, as well as galaxy - black hole co-evolution.

Layman's description

Despite having gravitational influence only over 0.1% of the galaxy, the supermassive black hole lurking in the centres of most, if not all, galaxies is thought to play a crucial role in regulating the stellar build-up within galaxies as a whole. The degree to which the growth of individual galaxies and their black holes is synchronised and the extent to which their growth spurts are confined in time remain a central conundrum in the field of galaxy evolution. New wide-area spectroscopy of over 5,000 luminous galaxies with a well-defined selection function aimed at picking up significant starburst or black hole feeding events will be exploited to advance our understanding of their interplay.
Short title24868
StatusActive
Effective start/end date25/08/2131/12/23

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