Sheila Kannappan

Galaxy Evolution at z=0 and Beyond
Contact information:
University of North Carolina
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Phillips Hall CB # 3255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Fellowship status:
Starting year: 2004
AAPF alumnus
Fellowship institution: University of Texas at Austin
Current (or last known) position: Associate Professor, University of North Carolina
Research Interests:

My research on galaxy formation falls within three broad subfields: the role of galaxy interactions and mergers in shaping disks and bulges, the mass and redshift dependence of galactic gas content and gas consumption, and the use of kinematic scaling relations as tracers of galaxy mass-assembly and star-formation processes.

Education and Outreach Interests:

My education and outreach activities include supervising an undergraduate research project, science writing and family activity development for StarDate, giving astronomy talks for the general public, and serving on the McDonald Observatory Education and Outreach Office Advisory Board.