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Hugo Martel

Département de physique, de génie physique et d'optique
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
Université Laval
Québec, QC
Canada   G1V 0A6
Phone : 418-656-2131 ext 2234
Fax : 418-656-2040
Email: hmartel@phy.ulaval.ca
Web: http://www.astro.phy.ulaval.ca/staff/hugo

Research field : Formation and evolution of galaxies.

Description of the research project:
Hugo Martel's research focuses on the origin and evolution of galaxies and the interaction of galaxies with their surrounding environment. His research is essentially theoretical and based on high-performance numerical simulations. The research program includes the following elements: 1) history of stellar formation and metal enrichment in the galaxy, due to the secular evolution of the latter; particular attention is paid to the effects of an active galactic bar or nucleus; 2) influence of the environment on the evolution of galaxies, including phenomena such as accretion of the intergalactic medium, minor mergers with other galaxies, disturbances caused by tidal forces, and loss of gas by ram pressure in dense environments; 3) injection of energy and metal-rich gases in the intergalactic medium through galactic winds, the spatial distribution of these metals, and the retroactive effect of galactic winds, and their influence on the subsequent formation of galaxies.

List of graduate students :
Damien Beaulieu (M.Sc.), Christian Carles (Ph.D.), Valérie Gendron (M.Sc.), Prime Karera (Ph.D.)

Member of the following committees

    2006-09 to 2008-09 : Comité de la CASCA: Prix et médailles
    2005-11 to 2009-10 : CTAC pour Gemini et CFHT

Recipient of the following awards:

    2013-05: Professeur étoile, Faculté des sciences et génie, Université Laval
    2011-03 to 2018-02: Chaire de recherche du Canada en cosmologie théorique et numérique
    2004-03 to 2009-02: Chaire de Recherche du Canada en cosmologie théorique et numérique

Public outreach activities :

    • 2007-06-15 : Conférence au club d'astronomes amateurs Véga
    • 2006-12-15 : Conférence au club d'astronomes amateurs Cassioppée
    • 2006-07-15 : Conférence au festival d'été du Mont Mégantic
    • 2006-02-15 : Conférence au club d'astronomes amateurs Véga

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