Astrophiz 48: Dr Jacinta Delhaize ‘Star-forming frenzy’

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In this fabulous extended 60min episode we  feature Dr Jacinta Delhaize who is a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science in Croatia.

Jacinta has devolved a ‘stacking technique’ to combine data to overcome the problem of detecting weak hydrogen signals from distant galaxies. She has been using data from  the Parkes Dish and the Hershel instrument to helps us understand the role of hydrogen in the evolution of galaxies.
After recently moving from ICRAR in Western Australia to Croatia,  her research is now looking at how black holes at the centres of galaxies can effect star formation, and is now using data from the Jansky VLA to continue this collaborative research.
For observers and astrophotographers, Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave tell us what to look for in our morning and evening skies over the next days and weeks, and how to best observe the imminent Geminid Meteor Shower. In ‘ian’s tangent’ he tells us about Australia’s early eminence in Space with the 50th Anniversary of the launch of our first satellite, WRESAT
Jacinta has an excellent youtube vid and you can see her describe her research on the infrared-radio correlation of galaxies at tinyurl.com/jdelhaize
 
Her website is at www.jacintadelhaize.com and she also has a public twitter and instagram account. Both are @jdelhaize

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