In my work, I am trying to understand how the galaxies were assembled using two complementary approaches. I am observing nearby objects, which can be analyzed in detail due to their vicinity and contain the fossil record of billions of years of evolution. And I am observing the distant galaxies whose light reaches us after billions of years of travel through space. For this reason, we can see them as they were when the Universe was young and the galaxies were still forming.
Professor of Astrophysics
Galaxy Evolution, Supermassive Black Holes