Date: Friday 14th October | Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
Melissa completed her Master degree in Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics at the University of Turin in Italy with a thesis on X-shaped radio galaxies. I joined the University of Birmingham for my PhD where I studied the evolution of galaxies in groups using multi-wavelength observations. After completing my doctorate, I stayed in Birmingham for a 6 months postdoctoral research contract working as part of the GAMA collaboration. At the end of my contract, I decided to move on to work in the private sector as a Data Scientist. After becoming a mum, I decided to spend time with my daughter and now I live and work as a private teacher in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The passion for Astrophysics is still very much alive and I continue to stay up to date with the latest scientific results and give talks to local groups and Astronomical Societies.
” Galaxy Groups ”
Over 50% of galaxies in the Universe live in groups. This environment affects the galaxy properties and evolution. Despite being very common, groups are difficult to study because of their diversity and they remain a real challenge for modern Astrophysics. In this talk, I will give an overview of current research in this field and of the results so far.