Understanding Galaxies in the Distant Universe

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Physics


Probing the properties and nature of galaxies in the distant Universe is one of the key drivers in modern astronomy, turning back the pages in the story of our Universe. These galaxies emitted their light when the Universe was less than ten percent of its current age, and arguably a simpler base.
It is now possible to explore this epoch through direct observation, through analogy with more local sources and through comparison with numerical and theoretical predictions. This project will seek to expand and explore our knowledge of galaxies seen at early times in the history of galaxy formation.


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Stanway E. R. (2018) Exploring the cosmic evolution of habitability with galaxy merger trees in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N504506/1 01/10/2015 30/09/2021
1622079 Studentship ST/N504506/1 05/10/2015 31/03/2019 Henry Childs
Description Ongoing outreach, planetarium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We take a planetarium routinely out to local area primary schools. The outcomes are to educate and engage young children in astronomy. Typically there are around 20-50 students in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018