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The Cosmology Group within the School of Earth and Space Exploration (CG@SESE)
About the Cosmology Group
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The prime focus of the Cosmology Group is Theme 1 of the SESE Science Themes: understand how today's Universe of planets, stars and galaxies came to be. However, there is considerable overlap and common goals with the other Themes, e.g., isotope abundances within our Solar system; detector technology and instrumentation; distributed massively parallel numerical simulations; and current and future space missions. And we are even involved in a, perhaps surprising, cross-disciplinary application of astronomical software for medical diagnostics.

Re-loading this page will randomly load a center image in the backdrop above, formed by thousands of distant galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, our deepest view of the Universe yet. Each image is accompanied by a short caption that may give you an idea of ongoing and recent research within our Cosmology Group.

A more complete list of broad topics of past and on-going research includes:
First Light — the epoch of reionization — the faint galaxies that cleared the cosmic fog — galaxy luminosity functions at low and high redshift — deep fields — the evolution of the galaxy merger rate — tracking the hierarchical assembly of galaxies and the emergence of the Hubble sequence — the relation between galaxy mergers and onset of AGN activity — pan-chromatic galaxy morphology — milli- through nano-Jansky radio sources — zodiacal light and the size distribution from dust grains to Kuiper Belt objects in our Solar system — spatially resolved Hα and mid-UV emission as tracers of current high-mass star formation — stellar populations synthesis — ultracompact dwarf galaxies — studies in preparation of JWST — emission line objects at high redshift — star formation — emission-line diagnostics — galactic bars — L & T dwarf stars in our Galaxy — γ-ray bursts (GRBs) — interstellar medium — theoretical models and numerical cosmological simulations.

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Last updated: Jan 9, 2008


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