Current Graduate Student

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Tom Oriyan Zick




I am a first year graduate student working with Mariska Kriek on observational studies of high redshift galaxy evolution. My current research aims to elucidate how galaxies quench their star formation and enter the quiescent phase by utilizing the MOSDEF galaxy survey and applications of statistical techniques. 


The MOSDEF Survey

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The MOSFIRE Deep Evolution Field (MOSDEF) survey is a large multi-year project with the 10-meter Keck I Telescope to observe the stellar, gaseous, metal, dust, and black hole content of ~1500 galaxies when the Universe was 1.5 to 4.5 billion years old.

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