Education: Ph.D., Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1999
Phone: (773) 702-8747
Location: TAAC 3
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Affiliations: Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Observational extragalactic astronomy, galaxy-intergalactic medium connection, quasar absorption lines, gamma-ray burst afterglows
Publications: ADS | arXiv
My research focuses on understanding the formation history of baryonic structures. I study faint galaxy statistics and cross-correlation functions between galaxies and intervening absorption-line systems identified along random lines of sight toward background quasars and gamma-ray burst afterglows.
The principal goal of my research ist o understand the astrophysics that regulates star formation and galaxy growth. Absorption-line spectroscopy of distant light sources (Quasars/gamma-ray burst afterglows) offers a powerful probe for studying the unseen matter around luminous galaxies. My main research interest is to study the cross-correlation between luminous galaxies and dark absorbers, in order to understand the recycling of baryons between star-forming regions and dark intergalactic medium.
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