Erica Nelson

My research program is centered around galaxy formation and evolution: understanding how the Universe evolved from its uniform state shortly after the Big Bang to the rich diversity of galaxies we see today. I use cutting-edge observational and theoretical techniques to understand how galaxies come to be. I'm excited about observations with the James Webb Space Telescope being launched in Fall 2021 (fingers crossed!), new tools for understanding data, and the potential of cosmological simulations.