Douglas Watson

NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago

Ph.D., Physics, Vanderbilt University 2012
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-7851
Location: LASR 224
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How do galaxies form over cosmic time?
Galaxy Formation Theory
My primary research interests lie in the formation and evolution of galaxies across cosmic time. I am particularly interested in how the spatial distribution or "clustering" of galaxies can shed light on their evolutionary history. From a theory standpoint, I look to understand how galaxies are connected to the dark matter halos in which they reside, as this link can provide key insight into the galaxy formation puzzle. I take advantage of high quality data sets from large-scale redshift surveys and investigate how our observations of the distribution of galaxies relates to results from curent state-of-the-art dark matter simulations.
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