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Appointment of a new S9 survey co-PI

by Henri Boffin on 2024-02-29

Lara Cullinane, new co-PI of the S9 survey.

The 4MOST Principal Investigator, Roelof de Jong, is pleased to announce that the 4MOST Executive Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Lara Cullinane as a new Survey co-PI of The Thousands and One Magellanic Clouds fields Low and High Resolution Survey (1001MC; S9). Lara is joining S9 Survey PI Maria-Rosa Cioni, who has been leading the Survey from inception and is also based at the AIP.

Lara works in the fields of near-field cosmology and (extra-)galactic archaeology, with a particular interest in dwarf galaxies. She received her PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) studying the outskirts of the Magellanic Clouds, placing some of the first kinematic constraints on ancient interactions between the two galaxies. Before joining the AIP and 4MOST, she was a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Lara will bring expertise in both optical spectroscopy and survey operations to S9. 4MOST data will provide an unparalleled view into the history of the Magellanic system and its effects on the Milky Way, and Lara is excited to be on the forefront of this exceptional new discovery space.