The TIMER project: Time Inference with MUSE in Extragalactic Rings
I am currently dedicating time and effort in leading a very exciting international project that uses an instrument at the Very Large Telescope called MUSE. MUSE is an integral field spectrograph that delivers 90000 spectra per pointing, across a field of 1 square arcminute, covering the entire optical range at a spectral resolution of a few thousand and with a spatial sampling of 0.2 arcseconds.
The TIMER project is carried out by a team of over 20 experts from research
institutes, universities and observatories in Germany, Spain, Austria, England,
Brazil, South Korea, and United States.
Fifty years of Secular Evolution in galaxies: where do we stand?
In September 2015, I prepared a talk to present at different institutes across Europe. My goal was to offer my perspective on the current understanding of some major internal processes in galaxy evolution. I discussed common misconceptions and open questions, and presented new results from MUSE. You can download the slides of the talk here: 50 yrs of Sec. Evol.; and one of these talks can be seen here: IAC talk.