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Lee J Summers, BSc(Hons) MSc(R) FRAS



I am a graduate of the University of Bristol where I studied both my Undergraduate and first Post-Graduate degree. I am currently studying for a PhD at the University of Exeter.


I hold my undergraduate, BSc, degree in Physics with Astrophysics. My final year thesis title was; 'Galaxy Population And Evolution In The Pisces-Cetus Supercluster'. This consisted of studying Galaxies within the 2dFGRS and SDSS Galaxy redshift surveys, and analysing their grouping tenancies using established group catalogues (such as 2PIGG) and our own grouping aggregations. From this we then investigated the properties of these groups within a filament of the Pisces-Cetus Supercluster by comparing Galaxies/groups in the more dense regions of the filament to that of Galaxies/groups in the less dense regions.


I studied my MSc(R), again, at the University of Bristol under Professor Steven Phillipps. My thesis title was; 'The Near Infra-Red Luminosity Function and the Importance of Selection Effects in Galaxy Catalogues'. The basis of the research was to look at groups of Galaxies in the 2PIGG catalogue with NIR detections in the 2MASS infra-red survey and then look at their properties (through analysis of their colours and luminosities) and draw conclusions as to the nature of these groups. As an extention to this I then looked at the 2PIGG Galaxies which have NIR detections in UKIDSS so as to increase the depth of the created catlogue. As part of this research I created several new catalogues; 2PASS (2PIGG galaxies with detections in 2MASS), 2PUK (2PIGG galaxies with detections in UKIDSS) and the 2PASSUK (2PIGG galaxies with detections in either 2MASS or UKIDSS).

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