Special seminar

Speaker: Helen Davidge (Open University)
Title: Initial results from a new AKARI/IRC data analysis pipeline optimised for extragalactic deep field images
Date (JST): Thu, Jul 23, 2015, 13:30 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 1490.pdf
Abstract: What type of object first illuminated the Universe after the Big Bang? How did the first galaxies form and evolve? Infrared data is vital to answer these science questions. The peak flux from galaxies in the early Universe is redshifted to the infrared. The InfraRed Camera (IRC) onboard the Japanese infrared satellite AKARI, is currently the best instrument to probe the shorter mid-infrared wavelength range. During my PhD I have created a new analysis software pipeline for the AKARI/IRC, optimised to process deep images of distant galaxies and to use these images to investigate the above science questions. My time at ISAS/JAXA, on a JSPS summer fellowship, has been invaluable to meet these aims.