Astronomy & Astrophysics Seminar: The Wolfe Disk

Prof. J. Xavier Prochaska, UC Santa Cruz

01 July 2020, 16:00 
Astronomy & Astrophysics Seminar




I will review our series of successful programs to dissect the interstellar medium of distant, star-forming galaxies with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).  In particular, I will discuss surveys of the set of HI-selected galaxies known as the damped Lya systems (DLAs).  We resolve, in part, a decades old struggle to identify the galactic counterparts of these DLAs and thereby place them firmly in the modern picture of galaxy formation.  I will highlight high spectral and spatial resolution observations of the Wolfe Disk, a z~4 galaxy with a Milky Way-like rotation curve.




Seminar Organizer: Dr. Omer Bromberg

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