Exploring Dust Properties in Extreme Condition

Viernes, 19 Octubre 2018 8 a.m. — 9 a.m. MST

AURA Lecture Hall

NOIRLab South Colloquia
DANIEL WANG (Fulbright Scholar from the University of Massachusetts and NOAO South Visiting Astronomer)

Interstellar dust is a key component of galactic ecosystem, as well as a redistributor of light. Great uncertainties still remain, however, about properties of dust, especially in environments substantially different from those in the Galactic disk and in the Magellanic Clouds. I will talk about several ongoing research projects and ideas of probing dust emission and/or attenuation in such extreme environments as the Galactic center and in high-z extreme starburst galaxies.