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Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology;
Image Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Markevitch et al. (X-ray); NASA/STScI, Magellan/ U.Arizona/D.Clowe et al. (Optical); NASA/STScI, ESO WFI, Magellan/U.Arizona/D. Clowe et al. (Lensing Map)

Research Statement

The extragalactic group at the University of Florida investigates the formation and evolution of structure on galactic to cosmological scales. Members of the group conduct research on a diverse array of topics including active galactic nuclei, galaxy formation and evolution, galaxy cluster assembly, and dark matter.

Faculty members Fred Hamann, Vicki Sarajedini, and Chris Packham all conduct research related to AGN. Specific interests include associated absorption lines, AGN variability, and the mid-infrared properties ofactive galactic nuclei. Department Chair Rafael Guzman specializes in galaxy evolution, with a special interest in luminous compact blue galaxies and dwarf elliptical galaxies. He is a member of the HST ACS Coma Treasury Survey, the AEGIS collaboration, and the GOYA survey. Professor Anthony Gonzalez investigates a range of topics in galaxy evolution and observational cosmology. Current interests include galaxy cluster formation, galaxy clustering, high-redshift star-forming galaxies, and dark matter. Many of these faculty (Gonzalez, Eikenberry, Hamann, Guzman, and Sarajedini) are collaborators on an approved NOAO Large Survey (PIs: Anthony Gonzalez and Mark Dickinson) to use the FLAMINGOS-2 spectrograph on Gemini South to study the properties of star-forming galaxies and AGN at z=2.

Areas of Specialty

Active Galactic Nuclei, Galaxy Formation and Evolution, Galaxy Structure, Galaxy Clusters, Galaxy Clustering, Dark Matter, Structure Formation, Observational Cosmology.

Faculty Contacts


Phone: (352) 392 2052 + Ext
Email: Ename@astro.ufl.edu

Name Position Office Ext /
Ename

Eikenberry,
Stephen S.

Professor

404

260 /
eiken

Ge,
Jian

Professor

304

228 /
jge

Gonzalez,
Anthony H.

Associate Professor

318

233 /
anthony

Guzman,
Rafael

Professor

211E

212 /
guzman

Hamann,
Fred W.

Professor

210

245 /
hamann

Packham,
Christopher C.

Associate Scientist

424

259 /
packham

Sarajedini,
Vicki L.

Associate Professor

218

237 /
vicki



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