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Wide range of research programmes linked to experimental and instrumental programmes at the cutting edge of astronomical technology

The wide range of research programmes carried out by the group are centred on four major areas each linked to experimental and instrumental programmes which are at the cutting edge of astronomical technology.

These activities are supported by theoretical studies, particularly in the area of fundamental physics applications in Relativity and Cosmology, as well as modelling and simulation of astronomical phenomena.

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  • Kiloparsec-scale gaseous clumps and star formation at z = 5–7 

    Carniani, Stefano; Maiolino, Roberto; Amorin, Ricardo; Pentericci, Laura; Pallottini, Andrea; Ferrara, Andrea; Willott, Chris et al. (Oxford University Press, 2018)
    We investigate the morphology of the [Cii] emission in a sample of “normal” star-forming galaxies at 5 < z < 7:2 in relation to their UV (rest-frame) counterpart. We use new ALMA observations of galaxies at z 6 7, as ...
  • Extended and broad Ly α emission around a BAL quasar at z ∼ 5 

    Ginolfi, Michele; Maiolino, Roberto; Carniani, Stefano; Battaia, Fabrizio Arrigoni; Cantalupo, Sebastiano; Schneider, Raffaella (Oxford University Press, 2018)
    In this work we report deep MUSE observations of a broad absorption line (BAL) quasar at z ∼ 5, revealing a Ly α nebula with a maximum projected linear size of ∼60 kpc around the quasar (down to our 2σ SB limit per layer ...
  • Characterization of star-forming dwarf galaxies at 0.1 ≲ z ≲ 0.9 in VUDS: Probing the low-mass end of the mass-metallicity relation 

    Calabrò, A; Amorín, R; Fontana, A; Pérez-Montero, E; Lemaux, BC; Ribeiro, B; Bardelli, S et al. (EDP Sciences, 2017)
    We present the discovery and spectrophotometric characterization of a large sample of 164 faint ($i_{AB}$ $\sim$ $23$-$25$ mag) star-forming dwarf galaxies (SFDGs) at redshift $0.13$ $\leq z \leq$ $0.88$ selected by the ...
  • The supermassive black hole coincident with the luminous transient ASASSN-15lh 

    Krühler, T; Fraser, M; Leloudas, G; Schulze, S; Stone, NC; Van Velzen, S; Amorin, R et al. (EDP Sciences, 2018-04-01)
    The progenitors of astronomical transients are linked to a specific stellar population and galactic environment, and observing their host galaxies hence constrains the physical nature of the transient itself. Here, we use ...

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