8-12 July 2013
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Exploring Star Formation in Dwarf Galaxies at z~1 with the Hubble Space Telescope

Presented by Ms. Riona RAMRAJ on 9 Jul 2013 from 11:10 to 11:30
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Astro
Track: Track D1 - Astrophysics

Abstract

In the currently-favoured hierarchical formation model, all galaxies in the Universe were formed from the mergers of smaller (dwarf) galaxies. By studying these systems we can therefore get a better understanding of galaxy formation and evolution. The Redshift One LDSS-3 Emission line Survey (ROLES) was designed to specifically target this interesting galaxy population using spectroscopy, looking back in time when the Universe was less than half its current age. My Masters thesis uses data from the Hubble Space Telescope to conduct a follow-up study of the ROLES sample with near-infrared slitless spectroscopy for the first time.

Award

Yes

Level

Msc

Supervisor

Dr D.G Gilbank. gilbank@saao.ac.za

Paper

No

Place

Location: A0-56


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