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Australian Human Resources Institute Diversity Awards 2013 Finalist

Sarah Brough, AAO ()

"GAMA: from little blue fuzzies to massive red monsters and beyond"

Abstract. The Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey is currently a 144 square-degree multi-wavelength survey including optical spectra being collected at the AAT. I will present some of my work to date with the GAMA survey, characterising the lowest star-forming systems in the sample - the little blue fuzzies. I will then outline how GAMA is ideally placed to answer questions remaining about the evolution of Brightest Cluster Galaxies (BCGs) - massive red monsters. I will also present the first stellar kinematics of BCGs from an IFU analysis undertaken with the VLT. Finally I will introduce one of the first follow-up proposals for GAMA: AAT/SPIRAL and ANU2.3m/WiFeS IFU observations to determine the spatially-resolved effects of galaxy environment - and beyond!

Held in the AAO Conference room at 03:30 PM on Thursday, 17 February 2011