I'm a Post Doc currently working on the chemical evolution of galaxies using models and observations at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) in Garching, Germany.
I have previously studied the host galaxies of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and superluminous-supernovae (SLSNe) with Patricia Schady at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), and obtained my PhD on "The Chemical Evolution of Galaxies in Semi-Analytic Models and Observations" at MPA in 2014, working with Guinevere Kauffmann and Simon White.
My main reseach interests are galactic chemical evolution, the gas properties of star-forming galaxies, ellipticals & galaxy clusters, and galaxy formation modelling.
I enjoy playing football (in all weathers), reading about & discussing politics and philosophy, and playing with my wonderful 12-year-old daughter.
Image credit: GROND Deep Field
6th December 2015
R. Yates (MPE) & D. A. Kann (TLS)