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Associate Professor Holger Baumgardt

Associate Professor, Physics postgraduate coordinator

Dr. Holger Baumgardt is an astronomer interested in the dynamical evolution of star clusters, galactic nuclei and galaxies. He joined the University of Queensland in 2010 as an ARC Future Fellow.

Located in Building 6 - Room 439
Phone: 53430
Diploma (Univ. Heidelberg), PhD (Univ. Heidelberg)

Available Projects

Title Body Level
Probing star formation in nearby young OB associations

Star formation is the process by which stars form out of interstellar gas clouds. Although important for astronomy, we still have only an incomplete understanding of star formation because it happens at the centers of heavily obscured dust clouds. One can however look at the results of star...

PhD Project
Masters Project
Honours Project
Summer Project
Modeling the dynamics of the faintest dwarf galaxies

In recent years, a large number of faint dwarf galaxies have been discovered in the halo of the Milky Way. The newly discovered galaxies are considerably fainter and more compact than known dwarf galaxies, blurring the line between galaxies and star clusters. In this project you will perform...

Masters Project
Honours Project
Summer Project