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Robert Dzudzar

This PhD project is under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Virginia Kilborn, Prof. Gerhardt Meurer and Dr. Sarah Sweet.

During my PhD project I will analyse the star forming properties of galaxies in nearby groups, using observations of their HI content, and current star formation rates. The HI observations are taken from the HI Parkes All Sky Survey (HIPASS) with high-resolution follow-up observations from the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA). The star-forming properties of the galaxies will come from the Survey of Ionization in Neutral Gas Galaxies (SINGG).

Using the high-resolution HI imaging combined with the star formation and stellar properties of the galaxies, I will:

* Determine the star formation efficiency of galaxies in the group environment;

* Investigate the existence of tidal dwarf galaxies in groups;

* Study gas stripping and accretion in the group environment;

* Search for tidal features in the HI gas that indicate interactions are affecting the member galaxies.

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