Galaxies exist in many shapes and sizes and are composed of multiple structural components. In order to understand the evolution of galaxies, an accurate description of the galaxy structures and their properties is necessary at different epochs and wavelengths.
Located in the center of most local galaxies SMBHs have masses that range from some million to billions solar masses. My research focuses on the correlation of SMBH mass their host galaxy properties and the distribution of SMBHs in the nearby Universe.
The spectral energy distribution (SED) of a galaxy is a valuable source from which one can infer details about both the unresolved stellar population, the dust and an AGN, if present.
Most recent course information (33-124 Introduction to Astronomy for Non-Majors) and community observation nights.
I am an astronomer working in the field of extragalactic astrophysics. My research interest focuses on galaxy structure evolution, the dependence of galaxy morphology on wavelength, and the co-evolution of galaxies with their supermassive black holes.
I completed my Ph.D. in astrophysics in 2011 at the University of St Andrews School of Physics & Astronomy. After that I moved to Carnegie Mellon University Qatar to work on the MegaMorph project, a study of galaxies and their structure-dependence on wavelength. I am currently based at the National Observatory of Athens, Greece.
mvika (at) astro.noa.gr
National Observatory of Athens
Vas. Pavlou & I. Metaxa
15 236 Penteli