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Kathryn Kreckel

kreckel at mpia.de

I am a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, interested in studying ISM physics, galaxy formation and evolution. My PhD thesis focused on the detailed study of the star formation history and gas content of void galaxies. I am currently studying in detail the physics of the ISM in nearby galaxies on physically resolved scales using optical IFU observations. My work has been funded by the DFG priority program Physics of the Interstellar Medium as part of the Reach of Stars project.

My recent work has been done within the PHANGS collaboration. As survey scientist, I am also involved in planning an optical IFU survey of the local group, the Local Volume Mapper (LVM), part of SDSS-V.

In Fall 2019 I will be starting as an Emmy Noether independent junior research group leader at ARI/ZAH, and am currently advertising an open position. See all my papers on arXiv and ADS.