Monthly Archives: May 2012

Next generation statistical methods for studying galaxy populations

Advisor: V. Wild (St. Andrews) Summary: Bayesian statistics have revolutionized our understanding of galaxy evolution by allowing us to robustly estimate the physical properties of galaxies, together with the associated errors and, crucially, the degeneracies between fitted parameters. The goal … Continue reading

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The enrichment histories of disk galaxies, the case of NGC300

Advisor: C.J. Walcher (AIP, Potsdam) Summary: The formation of disk galaxies in a cosmological context is thought to proceed inside out, i.e. stars start forming at small radii and star formation proceeds to the outskirts of the galaxy over time. … Continue reading

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