Prof. dr. Maruša Bradač (FMF): First Galaxies with the James Webb Space Telescope

Date of publication: 19. 10. 2023
Monday physics colloquium
Monday
23
October
Time:
16:15 - 17:15
Location:
J19/F1

The cosmic dark ages - when the Universe was filled with neutral hydrogen that was opaque to ultraviolet light - are thought to have ended around 500 million years after the Big Bang, when first light sources produced enough energetic photons to ionize the neutral hydrogen. This phase is referred to as the epoch of reionization or cosmic dawn and is also the era of the first galaxies' formation. However, this is also one of the least understood epochs in the Universe's evolution. James Webb Space Telescope is revolutionising this field. Observations of clusters of galaxies, when used as cosmic telescopes, can further simplify the task of studying and finding normal galaxies at high redshifts. I will present results from the largest such survey CANUCS which identified new puzzles of star formation at the dawn of galaxies.
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