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Joanna Piotrowska

Joanna Piotrowska
Room K35
Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge
Institute of Astronomy
University of Cambridge
Madingley Road Cambridge CB3 0HA
United Kingdom

Office Phone: 01223 (3)37526

Research Interests

Galaxy evolution

  • physical processes ceasing star formation
  • gas content of local galaxies

Numerical methods

  • development of spectral methods
  • application of spectral methods to discontinuous problems:
    • improvement and application of edge detection techniques
    • treatment of dynamically developing discontinuities




Michaelmas 2018: Part II Relativity (3rd year Physics/Astrophysics course)

Lent 2018: Part II Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics (3rd year Physics/Astrophysics course)


Galaxy formation and evolution ; Numerical methods

Key Publications

  • Towards a deeper understanding of the physics drivig galaxy quenching -- inferring trends in teh gas content via extinction (arXiv:1911.06693)

  • Spectral Methods in the Presence of Discontinuities (arXiv:1712.09952)

Other Publications

  • Are galactic star formation and quenching governed by local, global or environmental phenomena? (arXiv:1911.08857)

  • The imprints of AGN feedback within a supermassive black hole's sphere of influence (arXiv:1803.09769)

KICC Annual Report 2019

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

Oct 06, 2020

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez, for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe: the black hole.

First joint measurement of exoplanet’s mass and brightness challenges classical model of planet formation

Oct 02, 2020

A team of astronomers led by led by KICC researcher Mathias Nowak have used the ESO instrument GRAVITY to take the first image of an exoplanet that had previously only been detected indirectly via the spectrum of its star.

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