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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)