Laura Parker

Observational Cosmology & Galaxy Evolution


My research interests lie in the general area of observational cosmology and galaxy evolution. I am most interested in the processes of galaxy and structure formation and I work on problems related to the relationship between observed, luminous galaxies and the dark matter halos that host them.

Some specific problems we're currently working on include: the dynamics and dynamical evolution of galaxy group systems, the dark matter halos of galaxies in different environments, the growth of central galaxies in groups and clusters, how group galaxy properties depend on the X-ray properties of the host group.

Prospective students? please read my letter to prospective graduate students, and feel free to contact me.


Tel:        +1 905 525 9140 x 27348

Office:    ABB-350

Twitter:   @LaCaParker

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

McMaster University