As well as working on the research, there were many opportunities to join in with the vast array of talks and meetings hosted by ESO. Online journal club, galaxy evolution coffee, and inductions with other ESO interns meant I was able to meet with other people all over the world, from a variety of different research backgrounds.
As my project came to a close, I was also able to present the results of my research at a ‘Minisymposium
on galaxy and AGN evolution’. This event was organised by my primary supervisor, Gabriela Calistro-Rivera, and involved three 15 minute talks from myself and two other students completing internships with her (see main image at top). With the other speakers located in Peru and Colombia, and the entire audience in Germany and other European countries, the difference in timezones spanned 13 hours! Nonetheless, we were able to make this format work well for us, and get some valuable feedback on our work.
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