I 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.
- 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 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 476, Issue 2, p.1991-2012 May 2018
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