Priscilla Chauke

Priscilla Chauke  ( South Africa )

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Measuring the physical properties of high-redshift galaxies and understanding their evolution to the present days

High-quality spectra for several thousand galaxies, at redshifts z=0.6-1, will be collected in the LEGA-C survey by 2019, with the aim of measuring their internal dynamics and stellar population content. In this study, a scheme is developed to reconstruct the star formation history across the galaxy population. This is done using template spectra and MCMC implementation with Python. Another purpose of this study it to test different scenarios for the
evolution of star formation rates of galaxies, using the average stellar ages and star-formation rates measured from the LEGA-C survey.

Supervisor:   Arjan van de Wel  ( MPIA )

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