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Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies at High Redshift
September 22, 201411:30 am – 12:30 pm (CDT)

Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies at High Redshift


Andrew Baker (Rutgers University)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

Since the discovery of submillimeter galaxies in the late 1990s, we have come to appreciate that a complete picture of galaxy evolution must include the overlapping populations of obscured, dusty star-forming galaxies (DSFGs) that are much more prevalent at high redshift than in the local universe. Gains in our understanding of DSFGs have followed the deployment of new instruments that probe expanded ranges in wavelength, redshift, and/or observational efficiency, a trend that will surely continue as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) moves closer to full operations. Dr. Baker will discuss recent results on the redshift distributions, evolutionary states, and detailed internal properties of DSFGs, along with what we can learn from lensed DSFGs about intervening mass distributions. He will also provide a personal perspective on where ALMA might be able to make the most significant contributions over the next few years.

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