We are poised on the brink of a revolution of our understanding of galaxies in the nearby Universe. New instruments being commissioned on telescopes will allow the first large surveys of the 3D properties of galaxies by measuring their internal structures and kinematics over large cosmological volumes. This is achieved with the technique of "Integral Field Spectroscopy" (IFS) - taking resolved spectra at every spatial point in a galaxy to make 3D data cubes. In particular this allows us to measure how galaxies move and rotate via the Doppler shift of their spectral lines. The aim of my PhD project is to develop the fundamental new software methods and tools which will be required to understand this fire hose of new data. The software will take advantage of new GPU technologies and massively parallel architectures.
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