The First Billion Years of History Finding the Earliest Galaxies

Thursday, 19 April 2012 10 a.m. — 11 a.m. MST

AURA Lecture Hall

NOIRLab South Colloquia
Andrew Bunker (Department of Physics, University of Oxford & Gemini South Visiting Astronomer)

I will discuss how we can use deep Hubble Space Telescope images with WFC3 to identify candidate galaxies at very high redshift (z>6) and how ground-based follow-up with large telescopes such as Gemini is important for confirmation. I will discuss the role  of these early star-forming galaxies.