Welcome to the site of the Astronomical Observatory, a research group in the Department of Physics and astronomy.
The area of research of the research group is highly dynamic, with a constant interplay of observation and theory. A short overview of the different branches of the research: N-body/SPH simulations of the formation and evolution of (dwarf) galaxies, modelling radiative transfer (e.g. for interstellar dust) using Monte-Carlo methods, requesting/receiving/using time for observations all over the world, reducing data of the Herschel Space Telescope, ...
The Astronomical Observatory of the University of Ghent dates from 1904, and was at that time located in the Institut des Sciences, now known as the Plateau- Rozier building, in the center of town. The principal objective of its observing activities have been, and still are, educational.
In the 1970s the observatory moved into a new location (ED50 coordinates 0h14m50.12s E, 51deg01’25’’ N) at the Krijgslaan 281 (S9). It became a part of the Department of Mathematical Physics and Astronomy in 1993.
The research group became a part of a renewed Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2010.
Thodori Nakos (Joint ALMA Observatory) is on science leave and is visiting our department this week. On Friday he will present a virtual tour to the ALMA observatory, the largest observatory ever built. Everybody welcome (the presentation will be accessible for the non-expert).
Dr Theodoros (...)
PhD student Stephan Peters will give a talk on Wednesday 12th of december at 14h30 (basement room).
Title: The Dark Matter Halo Shape of Edge-On Galaxies
Dark matter remains one of the most elusive problems in astronomy. There is an ever increasing list of potential particles, theories and (...)
Next week Thursday Aurélie Remy from CEA in Saclay (Paris) is visiting us. She will present her PhD work to us during a presentation on Thursday 6th of December at 11am in the "astronomy cave". A short description of her work is presented in the abstract below.
Title : Dust properties in dwarf (...)
Op 13 november om 14.30u zal Jean-Philippe Bruneton (Fundp) een lezing geven in zaal A3, S9.
A talk byJean-Philippe Bruneton (Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur) will be held on Tuesday 13/11 at 14h30 in S9, room A3.
"A lattice Universe"
This talk presents some (...)
Dr. Michał Michałowski (new Pegasus Long postdoc at UGent, also still Royal Observatory Edinburgh) is visiting Ghent, and on Tuesday 6 Nov he will present his recent work.
Everybody welcome at 14h30 in S9 A3.
Redshifts, stellar masses and specific star-formation rates of (...)