Dr Sean McGee

Dr Sean McGee

School of Physics and Astronomy
Lecturer in Astrophysics

Contact details

Address
School of Astronomy and Physics
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Sean McGee is a lecturer in astrophysics at the School of Astronomy and Physics.

Sean works on galaxy formation and evolution, with particular interests in how the growth of cosmic structures affect the formation of galaxies; how gas is accreted into galaxies and the formation of the first generation of stars and black holes.

Qualifications

PhD in Physics, University of Waterloo, 2010.

Biography

Sean McGee received a PhD in physics from the University of Waterloo in 2010, with focus on the role of galaxy groups in the properties of galaxies. He then spent two years as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Durham, followed by two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Leiden University.

Sean became a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham in October 2014. 

Teaching

Evolution of Cosmic Structure

Postgraduate supervision

Supervision of research PhDs in galaxy formation and evolution, and the first generation of stars and black holes.

Research

Research Themes

  • Galaxy evolution in groups and clusters of galaxies
  • The first generation of stars and black holes
  • Gas in galaxies
  • Galaxy formation

Publications

Selected publications

McGee, S. L., Bower, R.G., Balogh, M.L., (2014) Overconsumption, outflows and the quenching of satellite galaxies, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 442L, 105M

Balogh, M. L., McGee, S. L., et al. (2014) The GEEC2 spectroscopic survey of galaxy groups at 0.8 < z < 1, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 443, 2679.

McGee, S. L., Goto, R., Balogh, M. L. (2014) The stellar mass function and efficiency of galaxy formation with a varying initial mass function, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 438, 3188.

McGee, S. L. (2013) The strong environmental dependence of black hole scaling relations, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 436, 2708.

Full list available at:
www.sr.bham.ac.uk/~smcgee/publist.html

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