The First Light and Reionisation Epoch Simulations

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sussex
Department Name: Sch of Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Upcoming observational facilities such as JWST, Euclid & WFIRST will detect large numbers of galaxies in the epoch of reionisation (EoR, z>6). The aim of this PhD project will be to improve modelling of galaxies in this epoch in order to better understand how to interpret the observations and to test our understanding of the astrophysics of these first galaxies. The project will include algorithmic and code development aimed at resimulation of galaxies with improved ISM physics. The scientific objectives will focus on the morphological structure of the first galaxies, the role of dust in the physics of the ISM, and the escape of ionising photons.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/T506461/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
2208853 Studentship ST/T506461/1 23/09/2019 31/03/2023 William Roper