Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Colloquium

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 3:35

Steve Furlanetto, UCLA

"Hints About the Earliest Galaxies"

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The Cosmic Dawn - the era when the first stars and galaxies formed - is one of the frontiers of extragalactic astrophysics. In this talk, I will describe how surprisingly simple models of galaxy evolution provide insight into the basic processes driving these galaxies (and others) while simultaneously highlighting the many ways in which these early, tiny sources may differ from their descendants and identifying ways in which we may measure their properties. I will also describe how a host of new telescopes, including the James Webb Space Telescope, the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array, and lunar radio telescopes will provide insights into this era.


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