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Galaxies and Cosmology

One of the main research topics at FINCA is studying galaxy evolution and AGN-galaxy connection by investigating different types of active galactic nuclei (AGN), their host galaxies and environments. Other topics in the Galaxies and Cosmology research area include luminous infrared galaxies, dark matter, black holes, galaxy clusters, galaxy dynamics, high redshift galaxies, and galaxy structure, formation and evolution.


Staff in this research area: Roberto De Propris, Jari Kotilainen, Ronald Läsker, Kari Nilsson, Pasi Nurmi and Mauri Valtonen

Stellar Astrophysics

Tämän Current research topics at FINCA in Stellar Astrophysics research area include compact binary stars, accretion disks, stellar populations and globular clusters.




Staff in this research area: Roberto De Propris and Pasi Hakala.

Methods

The research carried out at FINCA is observational astronomy and most often carried out using large ground based facilities for optical, infrared, and sub-millimetre/millimetre astronomy like the Very Large Telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and ALMA. In addition spacebased and radio observations, and computer simulations are also used. The most commonly used methods are optical and infrared imaging, spectroscopy and polarimetry. 


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