Understanding how gas is converted into stars is a key question of modern astronomy, and the main emphasis of this research group. This group works on a broad range of topics in the context of investigating the origin and evolution of galaxies through cutting-edge telescopes, including ASKAP and the MWA.
The upcoming WALLABY and DINGO neutral hydrogen surveys with ASKAP will catalogue and map half a million galaxies and track galaxy evolution over 4 billion years. The ASKAP continuum survey EMU will detect about 70 million sources over the whole southern sky to provide the best census yet of black-hole activity in the Universe and a dust-free measure of star formation. The MWA will allow us to peek into the Epoch of Reionisation, a cosmic period 13 billion years ago when the first stars and galaxies formed, study black-hole activity in galaxies and map our own Milky Way galaxy in greater detail than ever before.
- The life cycle of radio galaxies
- Exploiting the next-generation radio surveys with spectral stacking
- Tracing star formation in galaxies with radio imaging
- HII dynamics of nearby galaxies
- Revealing the hidden universe
- Faint Astronomical signals from galaxies
- The cosmic web – feeding galaxies over cosmic time
- The assembly of mass over cosmic time
- Galaxy formation and evolution
- Supernova 1987A: what a blast!
- Surveying the Radio Universe
- The role of the gas cycle in galaxy evolution