Institute of Astronomy

Dr Thomas De Boer

Research

My research is focused on studying the stellar population content of resolved stellar systems, such as dwarf galaxies, stellar clusters and stellar streams. By studying the spatial distribution, colour-magnitude diagram morphology and spectroscopic abundances of stars, I can study the formation and evolution history of these systems and determine how they were formed.

Selected papers

Deep wide-field imaging down to the oldest main sequence turn-offs in the Sculptor dwarf spheroidal galaxy

The star formation and chemical evolution history of the sculptor dwarf spheroidal galaxy

The star formation and chemical evolution history of the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy

The episodic star formation history of the Carina dwarf spheroidal galaxy

The star formation history of the Sagittarius stream

Four and one more: The formation history and total mass of globular clusters in the Fornax dSph

Career

2002-2007: Undergraduate eduction in Physics & Astronomy, Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek, University of Amsterdam

2007-2012 PhD in astronomy at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen

2013 - Present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge/Institute of Astronomy

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