Funding success supports research into the origins of galaxies in the Universe

Congratulations to Dr Adam Carnall who has received a European Research Council starting grant.

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced recipients of its Starting Grants for early-career researchers. The grants are worth up to €1.5 million over a period of 5 years and will help ambitious researchers launch their own projects, form their teams of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, and pursue their research ideas.

Dr Carnall's research focuses on the origins of the most massive galaxies in the Universe, studying their formation and evolution during the first few billion years of cosmic history. These massive galaxies follow an extreme evolutionary pathway, forming the majority of their stars very early in cosmic history, then shutting down (or quenching) star-formation activity, with the reasons for this still poorly understood. The ERC Starting Grant will enable Dr Carnall to fully exploit his recently awarded observing programmes on the James Webb Space Telescope.