Research Activities — N. M. Förster Schreiber

My research centers on the formation and evolution of galaxies. Over the last several years, my focus has been on the dynamics, star formation, stellar populations, and dust/gas content of galaxies at redshift z ~ 1 – 3 from spatially- and spectrally-resolved studies of individual galaxies. In other projects, I am investigating relations between global stellar, star formation, and structural properties of galaxies from larger statistical samples. This research is primarily based on observations in the infrared and optical regimes, obtained notably with the newest generation of instruments and state-of-the-art techniques on ground- and space-based facilities (in particular, SINFONI and NACO at the VLT including use of adaptive optics [AO]; the recently commissioned multi-IFU KMOS at the VLT; LUCIFER at the LBT; NICMOS, WFC3, and ACS onboard HST; IRAC and MIPS onboard Spitzer; PACS onboard Herschel). Additional past and current related activities include contributions to the reduction software design, science requirements, and science cases for the development of future instrumentation (including VLT/KMOS, VLT/ERIS, LBT/ARGOS, E-ELT/MICADO).
These research projects are carried out within the IR/Submm Group of the MPE together with a core team of ~ 15 scientists and students, and in collaborations with several external research groups and consortia. This research has been supported by the Minerva program of the Max-Planck-Society (2008-2012), and by the Priority Program SPP1177 of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2005-2008).

Information on current and past projects can be found via the following links.


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Arrow   Theoretical modeling of galaxies
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Arrow   Online copy of my PhD thesis (Gzip'd PostScript, 1912 KB)

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N.M. Förster Schreiber
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