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Christopher Conselice

Professor of Astrophysics, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Prof. Conselice came to Nottingham after 4 years a a National Science Foundation Fellow at Caltech. He got his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his BA From the University of Chicago in physics.

Research Summary

Christopher Conselice studies the formation of galaxies, addressing the issue of how and when galaxies form. He does this by examining the detailed properties and characteristics of nearby and… read more

Selected Publications

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ppzcc1/

Current Research

Christopher Conselice studies the formation of galaxies, addressing the issue of how and when galaxies form. He does this by examining the detailed properties and characteristics of nearby and distant systems. By understanding the physical processes responsible for galaxy features, and connecting nearby and high redshift galaxy populations, he is attempting to decipher the history of this formation. He is also a leader of several large extragalactic surveys utilzing the near infrared part of the spectrum. Christopher Conselice has led the GOODS Near-infrared Survey (GNS), the largest Hubble Space Telescope program ever led outside the USA, as well as the POWIR surveyw ith the Palomar 5m telescope in California. He is now actively involved with the CANDELS and Frontier Fields programmes with Hubble.

Prof. Conselice has a leading role in the European Space Agency's Euclid mission as the co-lead of Legacy Science. He previously was on the NASA WFIRST Science Definition Team.

For more details see: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ppzcc1/ Current Teaching

F32SA5 - The Structures of Galaxies

Future Research

Prof. Conselice is a core member of a guarantede time observations programme on the James Webb Space Telescope to be launced by NASA in late 2019. He is also actively invovled with Euclid and LSST.

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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