Hannah Stacey

Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

My research focuses on studying gravitational lenses to understand the formation and evolution of galaxies. Strong gravitational lensing gives us information about the background source and the lensing galaxy. As the background source is magnified, by studying these objects we can gain new insights into star formation processes and black hole accretion in high-redshift galaxies. The location and relative brightness of lensed images also provides information on the distribution of mass in the lensing galaxy, which can also enable us to test models of cosmological structure formation and the nature of dark matter.


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    Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics,
    Karl-Schwartzschild-Str. 1,
    Garching 85748,
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