rachel bezanson

research interests

I am interested in the growth and evolution of massive galaxies.  For my thesis my focus is on the dynamics of massive galaxies at z<2.


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What I’m working on now:

Bezanson+13b (submitted)

publications: 

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recent:

Massive and Newly Dead: Discovery of a Significant Population of Galaxies with High Velocity Dispersions and Strong Balmer Lines at z~1.5 from Deep Keck Spectra and HST/WFC3 Imaging

R. Bezanson, P. G. van Dokkum, M. Franx, J. van de Sande, M. Kriek, submitted to ApJL

Redshift Evolution of the Galaxy Velocity Dispersion Evolution of Quiescent and Star-Forming Galaxies Since z~1.5 as a Function of Their Velocity Dispersions

R. Bezanson, P. G. van Dokkum, M. Franx

Redshift Evolution of the Galaxy Velocity Dispersion Function

R. Bezanson, P. G. van Dokkum, M. Franx, G. B. Brammer, J. Brinchmann, M. Kriek, I. Labbe, R. F. Quadri, H.-W. Rix, J. van de Sande, K. E. Whitaker & R. J.  Williams

The Relation Between Compact, Quiescent High Redshift Galaxies and Massive Nearby Elliptical Galaxies: Evidence for Hierarchical, Inside-Out Growth

R. Bezanson, P. G. van Dokkum, T. Tal, D. Marchesini, M. Kriek, M. Franx & P. Coppi

    1. sixth year grad student at Yale University

    2. working with Pieter van Dokkum

education


Barnard College, Columbia University

B.A. in Astrophysics, summa cum laude


Yale University

Astronomy PhD candidate


My CV

    1. Hubble Fellow at University of Arizona