Tag Archives: galaxies

Interview with Emily Freeland

Emily Freeland is one of the OKC fellows that joined the Oskar Klein Center after the summer. I asked her to tell us a bit about her research to get to know her better.
What is your field of research?
The main theme that runs through the majority of my research is an exploration of the role that environment plays in galaxy evolution. The universe has a filamentary structure and these filaments are populated by individual galaxies and groups of galaxies.

Interview with Lucia Guaita

Lucia Guaita is one of the Oskar Klein Centre postdocs, working at the astronomy department here in Stockholm. She started as postdoc at OKC about one year ago, on November 2010, and is working on high-redshift star forming galaxies. Let’s get to know her better.
Why did you choose the okc for doing your postdoc?

This is my first post doc. I chose to apply to this position because the topic would have been very close to what I was doing during my PhD. It seemed quite a nice continuation of my PhD thesis work and it is.

What is your field of research?

I am working on star forming galaxies at high redshift.

Workshop: clusters of galaxies as cosmic laboratories

Galaxy clusters occupy a central role in the ongoing efforts to understand some of the greatest questions in particle astrophysics and cosmology: the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Moreover, these huge mass concentrations serve as Nature’s own telescopes, capable of amplifying faint high-redshift sources that would otherwise be beyond our reach. At the same time, the use of galaxy clusters as probes for fundamental physics requires a good understanding of the state of the intra-cluster medium.