This research group works on a broad range of topics in the context of investigating the origin and evolution of galaxies, taking advantage of the exquisitely detailed observations that can be obtained for objects in the local Universe. We use cutting-edge radio telescopes (ASKAP, MWA, ALMA) and optical facilities (e.g., 8m-class ESO telescopes) to shed light on the various components of the interstellar medium of nearby galaxies, and its connection with stellar and star-formation properties, as well as surrounding environment. In particular, the ongoing WALLABY neutral hydrogen survey with ASKAP is designed to detect large numbers of previously unknown galaxies in the local Universe, and to study the interaction of the outskirts of galaxy disks with the intergalactic medium, thus improving understanding of accretion, interaction and outflows in galaxies in general. 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.
- Studies of radio galaxies and star formation with GLASS
- Direct measurement of the Initial Mass Function with the Hubble Space Telescope
- How do galaxies get gas to form stars, grow black holes & evolve?
- WALLABY science with ASKAP
- The role of the gas cycle in galaxy evolution
- Nearby galaxies: forming stars, blowing bubbles and looking in 3D