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Hugo Messias

Group: Galaxies and Cosmology
Type: Researchers
Webpage: www

I am a CAAUL researcher with a FCT 2013 post-doctorate scholarship. I graduated in Physics (Astronomy and Astrophysics branch, 2002-2006) and did my PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2007-2011) in Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, and from 2011 to 2013 I was in Universidade de Concepción (Chile) as a CONICyT-ALMA post-doc.

Currently, I am interested in the infra-red and radio properties of galaxies. This region of the spectrum allows to observe the regions hidden by dust in galaxies — either high star formation regions or active galactic nuclei — and the deep Universe. I have been trying to understand better what kind of information this regime of the spectrum may give us and identify its "traps". With this in hand, and complementing the work with other data from the X-rays, the ultra-violet and the optical, I aim to study the evolution of the most extreme galaxies in the Universe (those which appear bright at millimetre or radio wavelengths, or really old galaxies in the young Universe), which mechanisms induced their observed properties and what is their fate.

I am envolved in international projects such as SERVS or EMU, but I have mostly used public data from different telescopes (e.g., ALMA, VLT, Hubble, Chandra, Herschel). These data are amongst the deepest currently available, toward regions of the sky like the CDFS (in the Fornax constellation) and COSMOS (in the Sextant constellation).


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