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Dr. Christina Magoulas

The major theme of my research to date has involved studying the Fundamental Plane (FP) of early-type galaxies – both as an important scaling relation for studying the formation and evolution of galaxies that occupy the FP and as a distance indicator to measure peculiar motions of early-type galaxies in the nearby universe.

At CAS I will continue this work with the Taipan galaxy survey. Taipan aims to provide an all-southern-sky spectroscopic survey with 1 million redshift measurements extending out to a redshift of z ≃ 0.3. As ‘Peculiar Velocities’ science team leader for Taipan, I am currently working on establishing the best observing strategy and source catalogue for the subset of Taipan galaxies for which we will derive precision peculiar velocity measurements - one of the priority science goals of Taipan.

My previous postdoctoral position involved working with Professor Tom Jarrett on exploring the stellar content and stellar formation histories of galaxies, by characterising extragalactic populations from the mid-infrared WISE survey.

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