Dimitra Rigopoulou

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Dimitra Rigopoulou

Professor of Astrophysics

I am an observational astrophysicist studying galaxies near and far.

Using physics I try to understand how galaxies form and evolve and how stars are born deep within molecular
clouds. For my work I rely on measurements taken with some of the worlds most powerful telescopes and satellites.
Trying to make sense of it all is fun but an extremely difficult task given the complexity and scale of the Universe!

You can find more about me and my research :

My personal webpage can be found here

I am currently Head of third year undergraduate Astrophysics Labs.
In the past I've lectured/tutored a variety of Physics courses.

I work on a variety of topics: Star Formation in Galaxies near and far, the properties of
the Interstellar Medium in galaxies, their metallicities and how gas and dust affect galaxy evolution.

I have a been a member of numerous peer review and advisory panels.
I am the Chair of the Herschel User Group.
I am a member of the HARMONI Science Team
I am the Principal Investigator of the FIRSPEX satellite and lead the Science Team