Julie Davis, our Newest NSF Graduate Fellow

Jun 02, 2017

We are proud to announce that Julie Davis (pictured above infront of a VLA radio dish) was selected as one of the 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellows. Congratulations on winning this very competetive fellowship, Julie! As an NSF Fellow, Julie will be working to address the enduring question in galaxy evolution of how galaxies obtain their gas--the fuel for on-going star formation, using data from the COSMOS HI Large Extragalactic Survey (CHILES), a 1000 hour survey imaging neutral hydrogen out to a redshift of z=0.45 using the Very Large Array (VLA) radio interferometer. To supplement the radio data, she will also use optical spectroscopic data from the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), tracing the ionized gas caused by newly formed stars. Together, this data will allow her to form a more complete picture of how galaxies accrete gas, transform it into stars, and eject it back into the surrounding circumgalactic medium, shaping galaxy growth over cosmic time.

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