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My research focuses on galaxy formation and evolution. Most recently, I have been studying fossil galaxies - some of the most massive galaxies in the Universe. These galaxies are located at the center of galaxy groups/clusters and dominate the luminosity of the entire system. Using data from the XMM Cluster Survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey I have studied a sample of these galaxies in order to understand their formation and evolution as well as that of the resulting magnitude gap.
- Galaxy formation and evolution
- Stellar populations
- Galaxy clusters and groups
- 2007 Doctor of Philosophy, Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
- 2000 Bachelor of Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics (1st Class Honours), The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
- 1999 Bachelor of Applied Science, Physics (with Distinction), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD, Australia
- The XMM Cluster Survey: The Stellar Mass Assembly of Fossil Galaxies - Harrison, Miller, Richards, et al., 2012, ApJ, 752, 12
- The stellar populations of early-type galaxies-II. The effects of environment and mass - Harrison, Colless, Kuntschner, et al., 2011, MNRAS, 413, 1036
- The stellar populations of early-type galaxies-I. Observations, line strengths and stellar population parameters - Harrison, Colless, Kuntschner, et al., 2010, MNRAS, 409, 1455
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