[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170102344]
Researchers Prof Kenji Bekki; Prof Duncan Forbes; Prof Warrick Couch; Prof Michael Drinkwater
Brief description This project aims to discover how lenticular (S0) galaxies formed, which has been a problem since they were first introduced as a possible transition between elliptical and spiral galaxies over 80 years ago. This project will compare observations at various wavelengths and high-resolution computer simulations. It also aims to advance physical understanding of star formation, gas and dust evolution, and morphological transformation driven by environments. The expected benefit is to solve the problem of S0 formation and provide models to interpret the large volumes of data generated by Australian surveys.
Funding Amount $389,500
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects