The beautiful view from Mount Stromlo
The beautiful view from Mount Stromlo
Local kangaroos on Mount Stromlo
Local kangaroos on Mount Stromlo
JWST conference, July 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland
JWST conference, July 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland
ASKAP conference, June 2016, Sydney, Australia
ASKAP conference, June 2016, Sydney, Australia

Elisabete da Cunha

ARC Future Fellow

Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics

The Australian National University

I am a Portuguese astrophysicist working at the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics of the Australian National University, located on top of the beautiful Mount Stromlo in Canberra, Australia.

The goal of my research is to understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way have formed and evolved throughout the history of the Universe.

I am interested in a wide variety of topics related to galaxy evolution:

- Modelling the spectral energy distributions of galaxies (MAGPHYS code)

- Stellar population synthesis models

- Statistical interpretation of spectroscopic and photometric galaxy surveys

- Chemical evolution and dust production galaxies

- The interplay between stellar populations and the interstellar medium

- The role of active galactic nuclei in shaping galaxy evolution

- Studies of the gas and dust content of high-redshift galaxies using (sub-)mm and radio observations, specifically with interferometers such as ALMA and ASKAP.


NEWS! Research opportunities

(c) 2017 Elisabete da Cunha

Student projects at RSAA/ANU for Honours/Masters/PhD:

- Unveiling the properties of galaxies in the young Universe with the world's largest telescope

- Modelling the interstellar gas emission in galaxies

- How well can we weight the stars in distant galaxies using their observed light?

More details here.