This research group leads a number of high profile surveys that combine multi-wave-length data and spectroscopic redshift information to build comprehensive 3D maps of the local and distant Universe.
The multi-wavelength aspect is central to forming a more comprehensive view of galaxy structure and formation since different components of a galaxy (dark matter, stars, gas and dust) emit radiation from X-rays right through to the radio region. Projects are offered on the current generation GAMA (Galaxy and Mass Assembly) survey, an international collaboration led by ICRAR and Prof. Simon Driver, SAMI (state-of-the-art integral field spectroscopy survey of nearby galaxies) and the next-generation WAVES survey.
- Astrophysical constraints on Dark Matter
- The Evolution of Energy, Mass and Structure over all Time
- Probing the co-evolution of galaxies and their environment over the last 8 billion years
- Cluster formation and destruction in disk galaxies
- Galaxy transformation in the local Universe
- An optical census of the structure of HI selected galaxies
- The connection between dark and visible matter in nearby galaxies
- Commissioning / Development of the StarFox Telescope for Deep Sky Imaging
- Decomposing the universe with Profit