Looking for stars that created the first galaxies

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By Teodora-Elena Bulichi

My summer project entailed analysing stochastic effects in the context of the earliest stars, so-called Population III stars, and was awarded the Cormack Scholarship, offered by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This topic had not been explored rigorously before and as such provided me with the immense opportunity of producing novel scientific results, as well as getting close to the research life, which is something I deeply wish to pursue in future.

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Using Python to look at Active Galactic Nuclei

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By Darcey Rodger

The summer after finishing my 3rd year I wanted an insight into research in a professional environment, and decided the summer programmes at the school would be a good first step. I read the profile for Dr Kenneth Duncan’s proposed project ‘Analysing the Rest-Frame Optical Spectra of Radio Detected Active Galactic Nuclei’, and it sounded really interesting, so I applied and was one of three students working with him for 6 weeks in the summer.

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