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Vivienne Wild

School of Physics & Astronomy

Physical Science Building

North Haugh

St Andrews

KY16 9SS

United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 461680

Research overview

My research is focussed on galaxy formation and evolution. In particular I am interested in the role of galaxy mergers in building elliptical galaxies, using absorption line systems to unveil the link between galaxies and their gaseous halos, and the impact of AGN on galaxy evolution.

My ERC funded SEDmorph project combines observational data from 4 leading galaxy surveys with a large suite of simulations, to study both the spectral and morphological evolution of galaxies following a starburst or merger phase. This project is about understanding the physical processes responsible for changing galaxies from the irregular balls of gas observed at high redshift, into the bimodal population of star-forming spirals and quiescent ellipticals seen around us today.

Research publications

  • CALIFA, the Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area survey: III. Second public data release

    Mendez Abreu, J. , Wild, V. & 73 others García-Benito, R., Zibetti, S., Sánchez, S. F., Husemann, B., De Amorim, A. L., Castillo-Morales, A., Cid Fernandes, R., Ellis, S. C., Falcón-Barroso, J., Galbany, L., Gil De Paz, A., González Delgado, R. M., Lacerda, E. A. D., López-Fernandez, R., De Lorenzo-Caceres Rodriguez, A., Lyubenova, M., Marino, R. A., Mast, D., Mendoza, M. A., Pérez, E., Vale Asari, N., Aguerri, J. A. L., Ascasibar, Y., Bekeraite, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Barrera-Ballesteros, J. K., Bomans, D. J., Cano-Díaz, M., Catalán-Torrecilla, C., Cortijo, C., Delgado-Inglada, G., Demleitner, M., Dettmar, R-J., Díaz, A. I., Florido, E., Gallazzi, A., García-Lorenzo, B., Gomes, J. M., Holmes, L., Iglesias-Páramo, J., Jahnke, K., Kalinova, V., Kehrig, C., Kennicutt, R. C., López-Sánchez, Á. R., Márquez, I., Masegosa, J., Meidt, S. E., Mollá, M., Monreal-Ibero, A., Morisset, C., Del Olmo, A., Papaderos, P., Pérez, I., Quirrenbach, A., Rosales-Ortega, F. F., Roth, M. M., Ruiz-Lara, T., Sánchez-Blázquez, P., Sánchez-Menguiano, L., Singh, R., Spekkens, K., Stanishev, V., Torres-Papaqui, J. P., Van De Ven, G., Vilchez, J. M., Walcher, C. J., Wisotzki, L., Ziegler, B., Alves, J., Barrado, D., Quintana, J. M. & Aceituno, J. Apr 2015 In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. 576, A135

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  • The evolution of the cold interstellar medium in galaxies following a starburst

    Rowlands, K., Wild, V., Nesvadba, N., Sibthorpe, B., Mortier, A., Lehnert, M. & da Cunha, E. 1 Mar 2015 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 448, p. 258-279 22 p.

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  • Tracing kinematic (mis)alignments in CALIFA merging galaxies: Stellar and ionized gas kinematic orientations at every merger stage

    Wild, V. , Mendez Abreu, J. & 28 others Barrera-Ballesteros, J. K., García-Lorenzo, B., Falcón-Barroso, J., van de Ven, G., Lyubenova, M., Sánchez, S. F., Marquez, I., Masegosa, J., Monreal-Ibero, A., Ziegler, B., del Olmo, A., Verdes-Montenegro, L., García-Benito, R., Husemann, B., Mast, D., Kehrig, C., Iglesias-Paramo, J., Marino, R. A., Aguerri, J. A. L., Walcher, C. J., Vílchez, J. M., Bomans, D. J., Cortijo-Ferrero, C., González Delgado, R. M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., McIntosh, D. H., Bekeraite, S. & The CALIFA Collaboration 2015 In : Astronomy & Astrophysics. In press

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