Congratulations Edmond: another Galaxy Zoo paper accepted

A quick post to say congratulations to new Galaxy Zoo science team member Edmond Cheung, a PhD student from UC Santa Cruz, on the publication of his first Galaxy Zoo paper. Edmond approached us some time ago and was interested in doing further study on the barred galaxies in both Galaxy Zoo 2 and GZ: Hubble. This paper is the result of the excellent work he’s done looking at more detail on the properties of bars in the Galaxy Zoo 2 classifications.

The paper has recently been accepted to the Astrophysical Journal, and will appear on the arxiv very shortly.

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The main result is a stronger proof  than has ever before been seen that secular (that is, very slow) evolution affects the properties of barred galaxies, which grow larger bulges and slow down in their star formation the longer the bars grow (or the older the bars are).

 

Edit: This paper is now available on the arXiv at http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.2941

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About karenlmasters

Astronomer at Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth. Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo. Spokesperson for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Busy having fun with astronomy!

2 responses to “Congratulations Edmond: another Galaxy Zoo paper accepted”

  1. Jean Tate says :

    Congratulations Edmond, on both the publication of your paper and your new position as a Galaxy Zoo Science Team member! I’m looking forward to reading your paper as soon as it appears on arXiv.

    • Edmond Cheung says :

      Thanks Jean, I’m looking forward to working with you and doing more science with Galaxy Zoo. The paper should appear on Sunday night, I believe we will link it somewhere.

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