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Alexandre Vazdekis



I am a staff researcher at INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS. My main research interest is to understand galaxy formation and evolution with focus on their stellar populations. An example is shown below.


This is the spectrum of the elliptical galaxy M 32, a satellite of our twin neighbour galaxy Andromeda. Overplotted is a synthetic galaxy spectrum providing an excellent fit. Such fits are useful to reveal the stellar content of galaxies.