KICP Friday Noon Seminars: 2007
DateTalk TitleSpeaker
September 28, 2007Millimeter Wavelength Exploration of Submillimetr GalaxiesGrant Wilson, University of Massachusetts

Millimeter Wavelength Exploration of Submillimetr Galaxies
September 28, 2007 | LASR 152 | 12:00 PM
Grant Wilson, University of Massachusetts

Submillimeter galaxies, first detected by the SCUBA instrument in 1998, are thought to be host to some of the most prolific bursts of star formation in the early universe. Notoriously difficult detect at mm-wavelengths and even more difficult to follow-up with other facilities, a comprehensive understanding of this population has remained elusive over the past decade. In this talk I will describe an ongoing program to create and exploit new catalogs of SMGs to provide a new accounting of the star formation history of the early universe. Our work is centered on imaging made with the AzTEC mm-wavelength camera on three telescopes: the JCMT, the ASTE telescope, and the future Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT). I will describe a collection of survey results from the JCMT and ASTE telescopes and conclude with the exciting prospects of first light with AzTEC on the LMT in 2009.