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dc.contributor.authorLacaille, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-02T12:38:47Z
dc.date.available2017-05-02T12:38:47Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72886
dc.description.abstractPart 1) The brightest high-redshift sub-millimetre galaxies (SMGs) represent the rarest and most extreme star-forming events in the Universe and are thought to be the progenitors to some of the most massive local galaxies. While short-lived, these SMGs contain intense stellar nurseries, which greatly affect the Universe’s evolution, and are found in protoclusters, the progenitors of the most massive local galaxy clusters. I present a sub-millimetre study of two high-redshift protoclusters in attempt to understand how galaxy assembly is accelerated in over-dense environments in the early Universe. Part 2) The evolution of the mass accretion rate remains largely unconstrained for the early stages of low-mass star formation. Examining the variation in the rate at which mass is accreted onto the central protostar is critical to understanding the physics of star formation. I present The JCMT Transient Survey's data reduction techniques and propose an improvement on their post-calibration image alignment methods.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCosmologyen_US
dc.subjectAstronomyen_US
dc.subjectAstrophysicsen_US
dc.subjectInterstellar mediumen_US
dc.subjectImage processingen_US
dc.subjectHigh-redshiften_US
dc.subjectGalaxy clusteren_US
dc.subjectProtostaren_US
dc.subjectProtoclusteren_US
dc.subjectSub-millimetre astronomyen_US
dc.subjectSub-millimetre galaxyen_US
dc.subjectSMGen_US
dc.subjectStars--Formation
dc.titleA SCUBA-2 survey of high-redshift galaxy protoclusters & The calibration of the JCMT Transient regionsen_US
dc.date.defence2017-04-18
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physics & Atmospheric Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorTed Moncheskyen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerHarm Rotermunden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerLaurent Kreplaken_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorScott Chapmanen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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