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Kim-Vy Tran


Principal Investigator : MOSEL Survey
Co-Principal Investigator : ZFIRE Survey
Managing Principal Investigator : ZFOURGE Survey
Diversity Champion


2002 : PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California at Santa Cruz

Research Interests: 

Kim-Vy Tran's research focuses on how galaxies form and evolve. To study the properties of galaxies over cosmic time, Dr. Tran combines observations from space-based facilities such as the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope with observations from ground-based facilities such as the Magellan (Chile) and the Keck (Hawaii) telescopes. She and her research team connect observations of galaxies in the distant universe to understand how galaxies like our own Milky Way formed.

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 


2015 : Australian National University Distinguished Visitor

2010 & 2014 : National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Award (USA)

2010 : Australian Astronomical Observatory Distinguished Visitor

2006 : Swiss National Science Foundation Advanced Faculty Fellow

2005 : National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Fellowship (USA)

2005 : NOVA Fellowship (Netherlands)