Nurur Rahman's Research

Nurur Rahman

My research interests include star formation properties in galaxies, numerical modelings of observational multi-wavelength number counts, and morphology and red-shift evolution of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. I am also interested in studying the thermal properties of the intra-cluster medium, physics of AGN and its possible role in the cluster center, first structures formation and their observational signatures.

ADS Listing for past 5 years

Resolved Star Formation in IR-Bright Galaxies
I am currently working on resolved star formation properties of STING (Survey Toward Infrared-bright Nearby Galaxies) galaxies. The STING uses the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) to get high resolution image of molecular gas in a sample of galaxies using the 12CO (J=1-0) transition. The STING galaxies are chosen from the IRAS catalog to uniformly sample the blue sequence of star forming galaxies in stellar mass. The aim is combine the STING data with GALEX, KPNO, and Spitzer data to form a multi-wavelength data set necessary for understanding star formation properties. The STING is a collaboration between co-investigators in all CARMA institutions: Maryland, Illinois, Berkeley, and Caltech.

STING Galaxies
far infrared properties of LSB galaxies

Inter-Stellar Medium of Low Surface Brightness (LSB) Galaxies
Using the Spitzer data I have studied the far-IR properties of three giant LSB galaxies. I hope to go further into this part of my research with the help from the upcoming Herschel Telescope.

Morphological Analysis
I have been actively engaged in galaxy and cluster shape analysis using a specific morphological measure known as the Minkowski Functionals (MFs). These functionals provide very efficient and robust measures which can be used for geometrical and topological descriptions of objects such as galaxies, cluster of galaxies, and CMB maps.

Minkowski Functionals

Data/Image Analysis
I work on map making and source extraction techniques for space borne telescopes. I took part in developing source extraction software for the Akari telescope.

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