David B Fisher : Astronomer

 
 
I’m a postdoctoral fellow at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. I received my PhD from the University of Texas in 2010. My advisor was John Kormendy. These days, I collaborate a lot with Karl Glazebrook, Niv Drory and also with Alberto Bolatto. I am a member of a few groups including DYNAMO, VENGA, STING, and I am loosely involved with some projects in the KINGFISH group. 


In general I study the properties of galaxies in the context of galaxy evolution. I have recently (2013) begun working on a sample of extremely gas rich, turbulent disk galaxies at low redshift. These galaxies allow us to probe a unique environment in which star burst conditions are driven with out mergers. In the past, most of my research is in trying to understand how bulges form, and why the dichotomy of bulges (into pseudobulges and classical bulges) exists. I also am very interested in studying star formation and gas properties of nearby galaxies. I have also done work on the structure of elliptical galaxies.  I regularly work with multiwavelength data sets including UV, optical, near infrared, IR and sub-mm.

For a more detailed description of what I do, you can go to my research page and also you can check out my publications on ADS .


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Welcome to my site

dfisher “at” swin.edu.au

science history: CV

publication list:  ADS

HST Heritage image of NGC 628