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

   Yu Rong - Properties of Galaxy Populations in Nearby Survey Fields

   Linda Watson - ALMA Studies of Star Formation in Disk Galaxies

   Evelyn Johnston - IFU Studies of Dwarf Galaxies

   Marcelo Mora - Star-Forming Dwarf Galaxies and Star Cluster Complexes

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

Hongxin Zhang - faculty at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei

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

Mirko Simunovic - Gemini-North Science Fellow at Gemini North Operations Center in Hilo, US

Adal Mesa-Delgado - freelance astronomer

Roberto Muñoz - research Officer and Data Scientist at MetricArts

Jincheng Yu - research scientist at the Shanghai Observatory, China

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

Mia Bovill - postdoc at STScI in Baltimore, MD, now faculty at TCU in Fort Worth, TX, USA

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

Sofia Gallego - graduate student at ETH Zurich

Sibilla Perina - research astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of Torino, Italy

Rodolfo Angeloni - faculty at the University of La Serena, Chile

Rubén Sánchez-Janssen - astronomer at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, UK

Gustavo Morales - 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

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)


September 2015