Research Area: EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES AND THE ISM

Topics covered in this research area

Subject in this research area aim at understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies from low to high redshift, their mass assembly and enrichment histories, as well as the connection to active galactic nuclei.

  • Evolution of the interstellar medium in galaxies
  • Evolution of galaxy structure and dynamics
  • High-redshift galaxies and galaxy clusters
  • Co-evolution of black holes and galaxies




Thesis topics offered on Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM

Thesis topic Thesis supervisor
The interstellar medium (ISM) in high-redshift galaxies Paola Andreani (ESO), Padelis Papadopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Francesca Pozzi (University of Bologna, Italy), Chentao Yang (ESO Chile), Zhi-Yu Zhang (Najin University, China)
Multi-wavelength studies of a representative AGN sample in the local Universe Paola Andreani, Evanthia Hatziminaoglou (Home page)
The ongoing subcluster mergers in the heart of the Hydra I (Abel 1060) cluster  Magda Arnaboldi (ESO), Michael Hilker (ESO), Enrica Iodice (INAF, OAC)
Disks, stellar halos, and disk-halo interface in the Andromeda galaxy (M31) resolved with planetary nebulae Magda Arnaboldi
The origin of the blue stellar halos around Massive Group-Dominant Galaxies Magda Arnaboldi (ESO Garching), Johanna Hartke (ESO Chile)
Understanding the multi-scale coupling in star-forming disks via hydro-dynamical simulations Eric Emsellem
Modelling of Nuclear Discs in the MUSE TIMER Project Dimitri Gadotti (ESO), Francesca Fragkoudi (MPI) Mattia Sormani (Univ. Heidelberg)
Extreme star formation in quasar host at the cosmic high noon Evanthia Hatziminaoglou (Home page)
Ultrared dusty starburst galaxies at the highest redshifts Rob Ivison (Home page), Michele CirasuoloAndy Biggs
Panchromatic modelling of the most intrinsically luminous Herschel-selected galaxy Rob Ivison (Home page), Michele Cirasuolo
AGN outflows impact on the molecular gas: linking observations with simulations Vincenzo Mainieri (ESO), Tiago Costa (MPA), Chris Harrison (Newcastle University)
Studies of the Intracluster Medium through the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich (SZ) effect Tony Mroczkowski (ESO), Paola Andreani (ESO), Eugene Churazov (MPA), Gergö Popping (ESO)
Multi-wavelength and multi-messenger studies of blazars Paolo Padovani
(Home page)
Probing the metallicity distribution of the Circumgalactic Medium down to unprecedented scales Celine Peroux (Home page) (ESO), Arrigoni Battaia (MPA)
Probing the Baryon Cycle Celine Peroux (Home page), Harald Kuntschner
Characterising the Physical Conditions of the Circumgalactic Medium Celine Peroux (Home page), Martin Zwaan
Resolving the gas and dust in high-redshift galaxies Gergö Popping (ESO), Michele Ginolfi (UNIGE)
Studying the first galaxy clusters with ALMA Eelco van Kampen
(Home page)
A multi-phase study of the Circum Galactic Medium in High-z radio galaxies with ALMA and MUSE Joël Daniel Roger VernetCarlos De Breuck

Scientific Staff in Garching working on Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM

Arnaboldi, Magda

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Planetary nebulae populations: their luminosity functions, specific frequencies and stellar progenitors
  • Diffuse stellar population in galaxy clusters & intracluster Planetary Nebulae
  • Dynamics of late and early-type galaxies, mass content of galaxies, polar-rings, properties of dark matter haloes
  • Galaxy and galaxy cluster formation and evolution
  • Near field cosmology and hierarchical mass assembly of galaxy halos

Biggs, Andy

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Starburst galaxies
  • Gravitational lensing

Coccato, Lodovico

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Faculty

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  • Galactic kinematics and dynamics
  • Stellar galaxy halos
  • Intracluster light
  • Stellar populations
  • Kinematic decoupling in galaxies
  • Extragalactic Planetary Nebulae
  • 3D spectroscopy
  • Supermassive black holes

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De Breuck, Carlos

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • High redshift radio galaxies
  • Radio and millimetre interferometry
  • Radio surveys
  • Optical spectropolarimetry

 

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Emsellem, Eric

Stellar Populations  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Galactic dynamics
  • Early-type galaxies
  • Stellar populations
  • 3D spectroscopy
  • Numerical simulations
  • Data analysis softwares

Hilker, Michael

Stellar Populations  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Dwarf galaxies in galaxy clusters
  • Extragalactic globular clusters
  • Stellar populations
  • Element abundances of galactic globular clusters

 

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Ivison, Rob

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Infrared-luminous galaxies and AGN
  • Gas and dust in galaxies
  • Radio galaxies at high redshift
  • Symbiotic stars and novae

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Mainieri, Vincenzo

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Multiwavelength properties of AGN and their SED (X-ray, optical, near-IR, sub-mm, radio)
  • Highly obscured (Compton thick) AGN
  • AGN properties as a function of the environment: field, groups, clusters of galaxies
  • High-redshift X-ray clusters of galaxies: their metallicities and AGN content
  • AGN feedback
  • 3D spectroscopy (SINFONI)

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Padovani, Paolo

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Padovani, Paolo
  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), X-ray, gamma-ray emission
  • BL Lacertae Objects
  • Blazar Surveys
  • Deep radio surveys
  • AGN - starburst connection
  • Neutrino and cosmic-ray astronomy

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Rejkuba, Marina

Stellar Populations  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Resolved stellar populations in nearby galaxies
  • Globular clusters in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies
  • Variable stars
  • Distance indicators
  • Optical and near-IR imaging and spectroscopy

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Tacconi-Garman, Lowell

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Starburst Galaxies
  • Super Star Clusters
  • Adaptive Optics/NIR Imaging and Spectroscopy

van Kampen, Eelco

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Faculty

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  • The formation and evolution of galaxies
  • High-redshift galaxies and galaxy clusters
  • Cosmological simulations
  • Gravitational lensing

 

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Vernet, Joël

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • High redshift galaxies and AGN
  • Kinematics of distant galaxies
  • Polarimetry

 

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Zwaan, Martin

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Evolution of gas in galaxies
  • Radio and millimetre surveys
  • QSO absorption lines
  • ALMA

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Neeser, Mark

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Scientists

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  • High-redshift radio galaxies (optical/IR line-emission), AGN's
  • Galaxy structure: edge-on galaxies, thin and thick disks
  • Optical and infrared instrumentation

Hatziminaoglou, Evanthia

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

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  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
  • Infrared extragalactic astronomy
  • Extragalactic Surveys
  • ALMA

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Mroczkowski, Tony

Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Andreani, Paola
  • Millimeter/ Submillimeter Instrumentation
  • Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Clusters
  • Sunyaev-Zel´dovich (SZ) Effect and X-ray Observations of Galaxy Clusters
  • Cosmic Microwave Background

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Cirasuolo, Michele

Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Cirasuolo, Michele
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • High-redshift galaxies
  • Multi-wavelength properties of distant galaxies
  • 3D spectroscopy

Lyubenova, Mariya

Stellar Populations  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Lybenova, Mariya
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Nuclear star clusters formation and evolution
  • The interplay between baryons and dark matter in galaxies
  • Near-IR properties of stellar populations
  • Stellar spectral libraries

Jarvis, Miranda

Stellar Populations  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

Jarvis, Miranda
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • AGN feedback
  • 3D spectroscopy
  • Stellar populations in galaxies

Gadotti, Dimitri

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

Gadotti, Dimitri

  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Galaxy Structure, Dynamics and Stellar Content
  • Galaxy Bulges
  • Bar-driven Secular Evolution
  • Mutli-component Decomposition of Galaxy Images
  • Personal Hompage

     

    Barcons, Xavier

    Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Barcons, Xavier
    • Active Galactic Nuclei: structure, populations
    • Galaxy - supermassive black hole coevolution

    Kemper, Francisca

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Kemper, Francisca
    • Astrophysics of dust
    • The life cycle of dust and gas
    • The ISM in galaxies
    • Evolved stars
    • Debris disks
    • Stellar populations
    • Astrostatistics
    • Infrared spectroscopy
    • Submillimeter observations

    van der Burg, Remco

    Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    van der Burg, Remco
    • Galaxy Clusters
    • Galaxy Evolution
    • Structure Formation
    • Large Optical and (Near-)Infrared Surveys

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    Bittner, Adrian

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Bittner, Adrian
    •   Galaxy Formation and Evolution
    •   Galaxy Structure, Dynamics and Stellar Content
    •   Secular Evolution of Galaxies
    •   Integral-field Spectroscopy

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    Fahrion, Katja

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Fahrion, Katja
    • Globular Cluster Systems
    • Nuclear Star Clusters

    Peroux, Celine

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Andreani, Paola
    • Galaxy formation and evolution
    • Baryon cycle, circumgalactic medium
    • Evolution of metals, gas and dust
    • Galaxy kinematics
    • High-resolution/3D spectroscopy and millimetre astronomy

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    Andreani, Paola

    Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Andreani, Paola
    • Observational cosmology
    • Formation and evolution of galaxies and QSOs
    • Far infrared and submillimetric extragalactic backgrounds

    Szakacs, Roland

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Szakacs, Roland
    • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
    • Interstellar and Circumgalactic Medium
    • Astrochemistry
    • Computational Astrophysics

    Calistro, Gabriela

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Fellows

    Agliozzo, Claudia
    • Multiwavelength observations of galaxies and accreting black holes across cosmic time
    • The role of the interstellar medium in galaxy and black-hole co-evolution

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    Popping, Gergely

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Faculty

    Popping, Gergely
    • formation and evolution of galaxies
    • Gas, dust, and metals in galaxies
    • cosmological simulations
    • radiative transfer techniques
    • millimetre astronomy

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    Izquierdo Cartagena, Andrés

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

    Izquierdo Cartagena, Andrés
    • Radiative transfer modelling
    • High-mass star formation
    • ISM structure and dynamics
    • Young Stellar Objects
    • Software development for Astrophysics

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    Chaturvedi, Avinash

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Chaturvedi, Avinash
    • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
    • Galactic Dynamics and stellar kinematics
    • Globular Cluster

    Girdhar, Aishwarya

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Students

    Aishwarya Girdhar <Aishwarya.Girdhar@eso.org>
    • Galaxy formation and evolution
    • Multi-wavelength study of distant AGN and galaxies
    • AGN feedback
    • 3D spectroscopy (MUSE)
    • Stellar populations in galaxies

    Lansbury, George

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Fellows

    Lansbury, George
    •     Multi-wavelength study of distant AGN and galaxies
    •     High-energy (X-ray) extragalactic surveys
    •     Hidden (obscured) active galactic nuclei
    •     Black hole and galaxy (co-)evolution

    Sanchez Menguiano, Laura

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Fellows

    Agliozzo, Claudia
    • Formation, evolution and chemical enrichment of galaxies
    • Study of abundances and properties of HII regions
    • Integral field spectroscopy

    Ward, Samuel Ruthven

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Ward, Samuel Ruthven
    • AGN feedback
    • Cosmological simulations
    • Radio-quiet active galaxies

    Chen, Jianhang

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Chen, Jianhang
    • Active galactic Nuclei
    • Submillimeter galaxies
    • Dusty star-forming galaxies
    • Galaxy clusters
    • Proto-clusters

    de Sá Freitas, Camila

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    de Sá Freitas, Camila
    • Formation and evolution of galaxies, focusing on processes that affect their star formation and/or alter their morphological structures

    Molyneux, Stephen

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Students

    Molyneux, Stephen
    • Galactic feedback across cosmic time
    • Co-evolution of accreting black holes and their host galaxies
    • Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionisation

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    Beyer, Aaron

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Students

    Beyer, Aaron
    • Galaxy evolution
    • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
    • Star formation

    Ginolfi, Michele

    Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Fellows

    Ginolfi, Michele
    • Galaxy formation and evolution;
    • High-redshift galaxies;
    • AGN/star-formation-driven feedback and circumgalactic metal enrichment;
    • Interstellar gas & dust properties.

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