My name is Marja Seidel and I just started my postdoc at the
Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, working with
In October 2015, I finished my PhD in astrophysics at the
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias on the Canary islands in Spain and was part of Jesús Falcón-Barroso's research group
Traces of galaxy formation.
In between, I was heavily involved in scientific outreach, in particular with an expedition with Galileo
Mobile in Peru and with the
Cielo y Tierra project in Colombia.
My work so far is centred on the understanding of bulges in relation with bars in the local universe. We use data from different integral-field units,
such as SAURON at the William-Herschel telescope in La Palma,
WiFeS at Siding Spring observatory or
MUSE at the VLT to link
kinematics and stellar populations in order to unravel the galaxies' formation and evolution.
Before that, I completed my undergraduate studies in
Physics and Earth and Space Sciences at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany.