Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE170101086 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Dr Joanne Dawson

Brief description This project aims to measure hidden gas in our Milky Way Galaxy. The dynamic transformation of diffuse gas to dense clouds and then to stars is a crucial component of how galaxies function. Recent work implies vast reservoirs of undetected gas intermediate between the diffuse and dense phases – a missing link connecting diffuse gas to star-forming clouds. This project aims to uncover that hidden gas, using radio spectral line observations and theoretical models to understand its role as an intermediary on the road to star formation. These results are expected to change understanding of how galaxies form and evolve from the early universe to the present day.

Funding Amount $360,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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