GN20, Early Clustered Massive Galaxy Formation
GN20: A Unique Laboratory for Studying Early, Clustered Massive Galaxy Formation
Chris Carilli (NRAO), E. Daddi (CEA France), Fabian Walter (Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie), D. Riechers (Caltech), G. Morrison (Univ. Hawaii), H. Dannerbauer (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik), Jeff Wagg (NRAO), David Elbaz (CEA Saclay)
This proposal would use the wide bandwidth of the WIDAR correlator to observe a proto-cluster of massive galaxies at z = 4. This is a particularly dense cluster, with very high levels of star formation, and it includes the brightest known sub-millimeter galaxies in this redshift range. The CO observations proposed by this group would showcase the full power of the EVLA by combining sensitive, high resolution imaging and the broad spectral coverage of the WIDAR correlator to provide for ground-breaking studies of galaxies in the early universe and their environment.