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I am a PhD candidate in Physics at Sidney Sussex College, the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Renske Smit and Prof Roberto Maiolino. I’m part of the Galaxy Formation and Evolution group (led by Prof Roberto Maiolino), affiliated with both the Kavli Institute for Cosmology and Cavendish Laboratory.

My research interests include galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe: how the first stars and galaxies were formed, and how they subsequently brought about the Reionisation of the Universe, a major phase transition that turned the neutral Universe back to a (mostly) ionised state.

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  • New science pages
    Following my talk at the Institute of Astronomy‘s public open evening last month, I wrote a short introduction to the field of extragalactic astronomy, specifically focused on observing the first galaxies in the Universe aimed […]
  • Website: work in progress
    With some help from WordPress, and the lovely people at the Student-Run Computing Facility, I finally got round to set up this website! More content following soon…

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General introduction to extragalactic astronomy

The cosmos reveals a hierarchy of structures, where smaller building blocks are combined to form larger ones. One of these cosmological building blocks is a galaxy. To be able to introduce extragalactic astronomy, and to learn what is our place in the cosmos, we start with the concept of galaxies. The question of what we define to be a galaxy is easiest to answer if we start at a place we all know: planet Earth.

My research

My research interests include galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe: how the first stars and galaxies were formed, and how they subsequently brought about the Reionization of the Universe, a major phase transition that turned the neutral Universe back to a (mostly) ionised state.

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