me1I am an astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory. My research focuses mainly on Galaxy Evolution and Large Scale structure. See my Research Interests for more details. Broadly I am interested in understanding how the Universe went from an initially smooth and uniform state to the wealth of structure we see around us today.

I have recently begun leading a collaboration to explore using the new SALT spectrograph, HRS, to study exoplanets.

I am always looking for talented students to join in my research.

My appearance on the 2012 edition of BBC 2’s Stargazing Live [below right] gives a nice, low level intro to my science interests:

Research Group

Former Members

  • Danièl Groenewald (PDP-funded SAAO/NWU PhD student, 2013–16) “The Growth of the most Massive Galaxies (Brightest Cluster Galaxies)”
  • Rudi Kuhn (PDP-funded SAAO postdoc, 2015–16) “Extra-Solar Planets with SALT-HRS”
  • Ros Skelton (PDP-funded SAAO postdoc, 2013–16) “The Growth of the most Massive Galaxies (Luminous Red Galaxies)”
  • J. Paul Kotze (PhD, UCT 2014) “Studying the Environmental Dependence of Star Formation Properties of Galaxies in the Abell 1437 Supercluster and its Surrounding Large Scale Structure”
  • Riona Ramraj (NASSP-funded UCT MSc student, 2013-4) “Exploring Star-formation in Dwarf Galaxies at z~1”

Latest publication (See Publications for full listing)

  • 2018MNRAS.476.1991G Spectroscopic characterization of galaxy clusters in RCS-1: spectroscopic confirmation, redshift accuracy, and dynamical mass-richness relation Gilbank, David G.; Barrientos, L. Felipe; Ellingson, Erica; Blindert, Kris; Yee, H. K. C.; Anguita, T.; Gladders, M. D.; Hall, P. B.; Hertling, G.; Infante, L.; Yan, R.; Carrasco, M.; Garcia-Vergara, Cristina; Dawson, K. S.; Lidman, C.; Morokuma, T.; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 476, Issue 2, p.1991-2012 May 2018

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