Shining Light on the Dark Milky Way (ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    This project aims to make pioneering measurements of hidden gas in our Milky Way Galaxy. The dynamic transformation of diffuse gas to dense clouds and then to stars is a crucial component of how galaxies function. Recent work implies vast reservoirs of undetected gas that is intermediate between the diffuse and dense phases - a vital missing link connecting diffuse gas to star-forming clouds. This project aims to uncover that hidden gas, using state-of-the-art radio spectral line observations and innovative theoretical models to understand its role as an intermediary on the road to star formation. These high-impact results would challenge our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve from the early universe to the present day.
    Effective start/end date30/06/1729/06/20