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Cavendish Astrophysics


I am a first year PhD student working in the extragalactic group at KICC under the supervision of Prof Roberto Maiolino and Dr Sandro Tacchella.

I am using the novel James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to study early galaxy formation and evolution. I mainly work with slitless spectroscopy (with the JWST NIRCam Grism data), which gives us a spatially resolved view of galaxy properties such as star formation rates, metallicities, and kinematics. I am currently building a forward-modelling tool to extract these properties from the 2D emission line maps obtained from the grism data. My goal is to study the evolution of scaling relations, such as the fundamental metallicity relation (FMR), on resolved scales.


  • 2022-present: Ph.D. in Physics, Cavendish Laboratory (Department of Physics) & Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2021-2022: MASt in Astrophysics, Institute of Astronomy,  University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2018-2021: B.Sc. in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


  • Extragalactic astrophysics
  • Formation and evolution of galaxies
  • Spatially resolved analysis of galaxies (gas-phase metallicities, kinematics, star-formation rates)
  • Slitless spectroscopy