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.
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