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Allison Noble

Postdoctoral Associate Postdoctoral Scholar

Allison received her bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy in 2007 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  In 2014, she earned her PhD at McGill University in Montreal under the supervision of Tracy Webb, studying the formation and evolution of galaxies in high-redshift galaxy clusters.  She then went on as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, and joined the MIT Kavli Institute in 2016 to work with Michael McDonald.



Research interests: 

Allison's research is focused on the evolution of cluster galaxies within the context of environment.  In particular, she is interested in the star formation and gas content within dynamically distinct cluster sub-populations (virialized versus infalling galaxies), and the formation of massive galaxies residing at the heart of clusters (BCGs).  She utilizes many telescopes in her research from optical to submillimeter wavelengths, including Herschel, ALMA, Spitzer, HST, and the JCMT.


Representative publications: 

The Phase Space of z~1.2 SpARCS Clusters: Using Herschel to probe Dust Temperature as a Function of Environment and Accretion History    
Noble, A., Webb, T.M.A., Yee, H.K.C., et al., ApJ, 816, 48, 2016.

An Extreme Starburst in the Core of a Rich Galaxy Cluster at z=1.7
Webb  T.M.A., Noble  A., DeGroot  A., et al., ApJ, 809, 173, 2015.

A submillimetre-bright z~3 overdensity behind a z~1 supercluster revealed by SCUBA-2 and Herschel
Noble, A., Geach, J.E., van Engelen, A., et al.,MNRAS Letters, 436, L40, 2013.

A Kinematic Approach To Assessing Environmental Effects: Star-Forming Galaxies in a z~0.9 SpARCS cluster using Spitzer 24um Observations
Noble, A., Webb, T.M.A., Muzzin, A., et al., ApJ, 768, 118, 2013.  

Submillimetre Source Counts in the Fields of High-Redshift Galaxy Clusters
Noble, A., Webb, T.M.A., Ellingson, E., et al., MNRAS, 419, 1983, 2012.

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