Meet Nikolaj Sillassen - new member of the 1st Author Pub-Club!
My name is Nikolaj Bjerregaard Sillassen, I am a second-year master’s student at the Technical University of Denmark, and I am currently writing my thesis under the supervision of Georgios Magdis and Shuowen Jin.
A fun fact about me is that I love wine, I am one of the founders of a wine club at my dorm, and my girlfriend is going crazy because of my wine storage.
I became interested in this topic because I had to do something called synthesis project on my master’s, and I wanted to work with galaxies and galaxy evolution as I had done in previous projects. In between my synthesis project and master’s thesis, I kept working with Georgios and Shuowen, searching for galaxy proto-clusters in the new JWST observations. My thesis will be about the nature of these early-universe galaxy protoclusters.
In my opinion, the most interesting finding in my paper, is the fact that this is one of the earliest and most compact highly evolved cores ever found. Hosting both red, possibly quenching galaxies, blue star-forming galaxies, and very dusty star-bursting galaxies, which are signs of a proto-cluster in the so-called maturing phase.
This paper is just the beginning, as it only contains photometric redshifts. Both follow-ups of spectroscopic redshifts, and other observations of this proto-cluster, will hopefully challenge some of the current theories about galaxy evolution and cosmology. I look forward to working more with this cluster in the future.
OPPORTUNITIES & CALLS
|♦ Online introduction meeting: Sapere Aude Program||09 Feb||UCPH link|
|♦ "JWST Workshop" at Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge||20-24 Mar||Link is here|
|♦ "Present and Future of Line-Intensity Mapping” workshop at MPI||18-21 Apr||Link is here|
|♦ Conference "Escape of Lyman radiation from galactic labyrinths"||18-21 Apr||Link is here|
|♦ ADAM 2023 in Fredericia (Annual Danish Astronomy Meeting)||07-08 Jun||TBD|
|♦ “First Light” Conference in Boston||12-16 Jun||Link is here|
|♦ The SCMA conference (Penn State University)||12-16 Jun||Link is here|
|♦ Euclid meeting 2023||19-23 Jun||TBD|
|♦ DAWN Summit 2023||26-28 Jun||TBD|
|♦ Scientific Communication in Astronomy School 2nd edition - Italy||02-06 Oct||Link is here|
|♦ "Young Astronomers on Galactic Nuclei" (YAGN23) in Italy||18-20 Oct||Link is here|
|♦ Fulbright Denmark - grants for scholars||14 Feb||DTU link||UCPH link|
|♦ The VILLUM Foundation (Synergy Programme)||02 Mar||UCPH link|
|♦ DFF (Sapere Aude 2023)||23 Mar||DTU link||UCPH link|
|♦ Inge Lehmann’s grant||01 Apr||UCPH link|
|♦ EU Horizon Europe - ERC Advanced Grant||23 May||ERC link||UCPH link|
|♦ VILLUM Experiment||15 Mar||UCPH link|
|♦ The Carlsberg Foundation: Int. Fellowships||01 Apr||UCPH link|
|♦ VILLUM Foundation/Young Investigator (preliminary)||08 Jun||UCPH link|
|♦ EU Horizon Europe - ERC Starting Grant (preliminary)||25 Oct||UCPH link|