Fergus Cullen

My research focuses primarily on comparing the properties of star forming galaxies in the high redshift Universe (approximately 10 billion years in the past) to galaxies in the present day. In particular I use space-based near infrared spectroscopic data to measure the intensities of strong emission lines in galaxy spectra and probe their metal content, star-formation rates, gas densities and ionization conditions. My interests are geared towards investigating how the chemical elements build up in the Universe over time.
My responsibility as part of the ASTRODEEP project is to run simulations to investigate the science that will be possible with the next generation near infrared spectroscopic survey planned as part of the upcoming EUCLID space mission.