Dissecting the main sequence of star forming galaxies across cosmic time

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Physics


The PhD thesis programme will constist in using current and future imaging and spectroscopic surveys to measure physical properties (e.g. stellar mass, sfr, metallicities, star-formation timescales/stochasticity, star-formation histories) of main-sequence galaxies spanning cosmic time using BEAGLE, a bayesian spectral and SED-fitting code. Analysis of individual objects will be self-consistently propagated to population-wide measurements using Bayesian methods. The project will most likely also involve participating in the guaranteed time observing programme of the James Webb Space Telescope. The results of this research program will provide new important insights on the mechanisms and physical processes responsible for the early formation of galaxies and their subsequent evolution across the cosmic epochs.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/S505316/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2022
2277646 Studentship ST/S505316/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2023 Lester Sandles
ST/T505997/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
2277646 Studentship ST/T505997/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2023 Lester Sandles