Distinguished visitor scheme - 2013-2014

  • Professor Rogier Windhorst (link is external), (Arizona State University), visiting June-July 2013.
    Prof. Windhorst (link sends e-mail) (hosted by Andrew Hopkins) will be working with AAO staff on the lensing of galaxies using galaxy groups identified in the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey, and taking advantage of HST imaging for a subset of these groups to develop the case for a large program of HST (and ultimately JWST) imaging to explore the significant role played by galaxy groups in modulating galaxy evolution.
  • Assistant Professor Marc Huertas-Company (link is external), (University of Paris 7 and Observatoire de Paris), visiting December 2013 to January 2014.
    A.Prof. Huertas-Company (link sends e-mail) (hosted by Chris Lidman) will be working with AAO staff on high redshift galaxy clusters from the HAWK-I High Redshift Cluster survey, and the measurement and evolution of galaxy morphologies in the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey.
  • Dr Ignacio Ferreras (link is external), (University College London), visiting February-April 2014.
    Dr Ferreras (link sends e-mail) (hosted by Iraklis Konstantopoulos) will be working with AAO staff on understanding the mechanisms of star formation quenching in galaxies, looking in particular at galaxy environment (groups, clusters), and taking advantage of data from the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey, along with the SDSS.
  • Dr Giovanni Carraro (link is external), (European Southern Observatory), visiting February 2014.
    Dr Carraro (link sends e-mail) (hosted by Gayandhi De Silva) will be working with AAO staff on high resolution optical spectroscopy of old star clusters, to measure detailed chemical abundances and constrain the formation history of these clusters relative to their environment in the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • Professor Chris Impey (link is external), (University of Arizona), visiting February 2014.
    Prof. Impey (link sends e-mail) (hosted by Fred watson) will be working with AAO staff on AAOmega measurements of supermassive black hole masses in the COSMOS field, to substantially increase the number of reliably known SMBH masses and explore SMBH accretion and feedback processes.