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Dr. Anna Ferre-Mateu

My main interest is focused on understanding how galaxies form and evolve over cosmic time, both from an individual point of view (galaxy by galaxy) and as a community (galaxy clusters). To shed some light into this fascinating topic, I study their stellar content at different cosmic epochs and I see how the differences can relate to current theories for galaxy formation and evolution. I pay special attention to the dependences with local environment and its impact. During the last few years, I have been disentangling the properties of the most massive galaxies, particularly focused in the intriguing properties of those galaxies that have remained virtually untouched over cosmic time; aka Relic galaxies. However, during my time at Swinburne University I will move to the low mass end, to study the properties of these other crucial building-blocks of our Universe.

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