Colloq Abstract - Riechers

by Hubertus Intema last modified May 06, 2016 by Lori Appel

May 13, 2016

11am Mountain

 

Dominik Riechers

Cornell

 

The Intricate Role of Cold Gas and Dust in Galaxy Evolution at Early Cosmic Epochs

Abstract

Over the past decade, great progress has been made in studies of the atomic and molecular interstellar medium and dust-obscured star formation in high redshift galaxies, resulting in a vastly improved picture of the physical properties and chemical composition of the gas and dust in galaxies in the early universe. With the recent completionof the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and the Atacama Large (sub)Millimeter Array (ALMA), it has now become possible to advance these studies to the next level through sensitive, broad-band molecular line spectroscopy, spatially-resolved imaging of the gas and dust, and deep field surveys of considerable cosmic volumes in both line and continuum emission back to the earliest cosmic epochs. I will present a suite of new scientific investigations that exemplify the range of the exciting new research enabled by the VLA and ALMA as we are approaching the 2020s.