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Gemini Science Committee Chair
James Dunlop is professor of Extragalactic Astronomy, and Head of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh.
For Embargoed Release at 11am EDT (16h UT) on Sunday, May 15th, 2005
Gemini North after sunset showing laser system. Large box at bottom of telescope is the laser housing which consists of a Class-10,000 clean room.
Can galaxies observed at very high redshifts (at a time when the universe was a fraction of its current age) evolve to look like today's nearby galaxies simply by growing older? The answer is no according to an international team of scientists led by Inger Jørgenson (Gemini Observatory) who used GMOS on Gemini North, combined with HST imaging data to survey distant galaxies and chart their evolution.