Professor Robert Sharp

Instrument Scientist
ANU College of Science

Researcher's projects

ARC-DP 2013/15

The morphological evolution of galaxies over cosmic time

This project addresses the fundamental question of how galaxies formed in the early Universe, and took on their present-day structures. We are obtaining unprecedented high-angular-resolution images of galaxies in clusters over the crucial redshift interval, 1<z<2, when the morphological structures of galaxies were being defined. We are useing the revolutionary new wide-field adaptive-optics system on the 8m-diameter Gemini South telescope in Guaranteed Time awarded to our Australian team for building the GSAOI camera. These will be the highest resolution near-infrared images of galaxy clusters. They are essential to trace the bulk of the stellar mass at the same angular resolution as the Hubble Space Telescope traces recent star formation.


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