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CEA astronomer awarded Oserving Time on the James Webb Space Telescope

David Rosario, May 2021

Dr. David Rosario has been awarded observing time during the first year of the the next-generation James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to explore the nature of dusty winds launched by nearby supermassive black holes....

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The dust content of distant star-forming galaxies

Ugne Dudzeviciute, January 2021

Around half of the star formation that has ever occurred in the Universe was obscured by dust, therefore, to obtain a more complete view of galaxy formation and evolution, it is crucial to understand the nature, origin and evolution of this dust-obscured activity in galaxies. In such galaxies, the ultraviolet/optical radiation is absorbed by dust grains....

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Analysis of the metal content in distant star-forming galaxies

Steve Gillman, November 2020

In astronomy the metal content, or metallicity, of a galaxy is a measure of the abundance of elements heavier than Hydrogen. The flux contained within an emission line from a chemical element is proportional to the abundance of that element in the medium....

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CEA astronomer awarded Future Leaders Fellowship

Leah Morabito, October 2020

Leah Morabito, an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship, funded by UKRI. The Fellowship comes with funding for a PDRA and a PhD student over the next four years....

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Invisible Galaxies: understanding what Hubble Space Telescope can't see

Ian Smail, October 2020

An international team of researchers led from the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy Durham University has used the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) to identify and investigate a class of extreme galaxies which are invisible to even the deepest observations by NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope....

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Metals in the haloes around galaxies in the MUSE Analysis of Gas around Galaxies Survey

Rajeshwari Dutta, September 2020

Just as living organisms require food to grow, galaxies – the fundamental building blocks of the Universe - require gas to form stars and evolve. The evolution of galaxies is therefore closely linked with the gaseous medium surrounding them. Again similar to living beings, galaxies do not grow in isolation....

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