November 2018 - Viewing the high redshift Universe (in 3D)

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Becky Williams will be here to talk to us about high-redshift galaxies:

(No 3D glasses necessary!)

I will present some of my research which focuses on the study of very distant (i.e. high redshift) galaxies using 3D integral field spectroscopy in order to better understand how galaxies evolved. High redshift galaxies are of great interest as they give us a direct view into the past allowing us to explore the depths of the early Universe. However studying them is not an easy task as these extremely distant galaxies are very faint and notoriously difficult to detect. But we like a challenge!

I will discuss some of the underlying physics, techniques and the motivations behind these studies, while drawing on my own results for examples.

Arrive from 7pm for a 7:30pm start.