Complex Stellar Systems Group

From left to right: Hongxin Zhang, Karen Ribbeck, Adal Mesa-Delgado, Karla Alamo-Martinez, Marcelo Mora, Paul Eigenthaler, Jincheng Yu, Yasna Ordenes-Briceño, Simon Angel, Mia Bovill, Matthew Taylor, Mirko Simunovic, Roberto Muñoz, David Murphy, Thomas Puzia

Our group’s primary research interests are galaxy formation and evolution, star clusters and star cluster systems, chemical evolution and enrichment histories of galaxies, stellar populations, population synthesis models, stellar abundances, hierarchical structure formation, dark matter halo structures and the mass assembly histories of galaxies in dense environments of galaxy clusters, compact groups, and in the field.

Postdoctoral Fellows

    Paul Eigenthaler - Dwarf Galaxies in Groups and Dense Environments

   Karla Alamo-Martínez - Globular cluster systems in galaxy clusters & fossil groups

    Hongxin Zhang - Ultra-Compact Dwarf Galaxy Populations & GC Systems

Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    Yasna Órdenes-Briceño - Next Generation Fornax Cluster Survey

    Simón Ángel - Characterization of Stellar Populations in Deep Survey Fields

    Karen Ribbeck - Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies in Clusters and Groups

Ex-Group Members

Matthew Taylor - Gemini-North Science Fellow at Gemini North Operations Center in Hilo

Mirko Simunovic - now Gemini-North Science Fellow

Adal Mesa-Delgado - now freelance astronomer

Roberto Muñoz - now Research Officer and Data Scientist at MetricArts

Jincheng Yu - now postdoc at the Shanghai Observatory

Frederik Schönebeck - now postdoc at Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) in Heidelberg, Germany

Mia Bovill - now postdoc at Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD

David Murphy - now astronomer at the Cambridge Astronomy Survey Unit (CASU)

Sofia Gallego - now graduate student at ETH Zurich

Sibilla Perina - now self-employed

Rodolfo Angeloni - now Gemini Fellow at the Gemini South Observatory

Rubén Sánchez-Janssen - Plaskett Fellow at DAO-HIA, now astronomer at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Gustavo Morales - now IMPRS graduate student at Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI) Heidelberg

Our team is leading the following large observing programs:

The Coma Cluster Core Project (C3PO)

The Next Generation Fornax Survey (NGFS)

The Survey of Centaurus A’s Baryonic Structures (SCABS)

The Next Generation Virgo Survey - Infrared (NGVS-IR)

The Panchromatic High-Resolution Spectroscopic Survey of LG Star Clusters

The VIMOS Virgo Cluster Survey - The Baryonic Angular Momentum Content of Galaxy Halos

We are also involved in the following large observing campaigns:

    The Next Generation Virgo Survey (NGVS)

    The Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PANDAS)

The Coma Cluster Treasury Survey


September 2015