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Ultimately, my research deals with finding out as much as possible about the Universe, in particular about galaxies; the gigantic collections of billions of stars, gas, dust, and probably some unknown dark matter.
My work is mainly numerical/theoretical (as opposed to observational/experimental). Specifically, I use hydro-dynamically simulated model galaxies and conduct radiative transfer of their emitted light out through the interstellar and intergalactic medium in order to calculate how they would actually look if observed from Earth.
In essence, by comparing real and synthetic observations, we can learn about the physics of the real ones, e.g. their masses, star formation, gas kinematics, temperatures, dust contents, etc.
More generally, I would like to contribute to expanding our horizon, in one way or another.
In the sections below, links with a
icon lead to short descriptions in my encyclopedia for non-astronomers.