a final year DPhil student at the University of Oxford. i am interested in galaxy evolution and radio astronomy. i work with Matt Jarvis.
I currently work on radio luminosity functions (RLFs) at 150MHz and 1.5 GHz. In particular, I am looking at the importance of the role of spectral index in determining these functions and constraining galaxy evolution to the most robust measures yet. The RLF can tell us about the evolution of galaxies in terms of AGN (Active Galactic Nuclei) and star formation across cosmic time.
Prior to Oxford, I studied for an MSc by Research at the University of Manchester. Under the supervision of Rob Beswick and George Bendo I compared the spatial separation of star formation tracers (5 GHz and 24 micron) in spiral galaxy M83. We had two goals; (i) To test the far-infrared - radio correlation at small scales (~30pc), (ii) Look for evidence of the effects of a spiral density wave with a constant pattern speed with radius.