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Star Formation Within Nearby Galaxies

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posted on 22.07.2019, 23:16 by Vaishali Parkash
Galaxies, like the Milky Way in which we live, grow by merging with other galaxies and forming new stars. Star formation is fuelled by the cooling and collapse of clouds of gas, and this thesis aims to understand the interplay between gas, star formation, and galaxy mass. Using data collected from telescopes around the world, we find that star formation increases with the gas content of a galaxy, although we also identify a small population of galaxies with significant gas reservoirs that are not forming stars.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Michael Brown

Additional supervisor 1

Thomas H. Jarett

Additional supervisor 2

Duncan Galloway

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Physics and Astronomy


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Science