Colloquium on 10 November 2016
Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies at High Redshift

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Title: Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies at High Redshift
Speaker: Prof Andrew Baker
Date: Thursday, 10 November 2016
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: SAAO Auditorium

Abstract

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 is continuing as the Atacama Large Millimeter /
submillimeter Array (ALMA) comes into its own.  I will discuss
recent results on the redshift distributions, evolutionary
states, and detailed internal properties of DSFGs and comment
on what we can learn from lensed DSFGs about mass distributions
along the line of sight.

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