ACP Seminar (Astronomy - Cosmology - Particle Physics)

Speaker: Roderik Overzier (UT Austin)
Title: Real Galaxies & Virtual Universes
Date (JST): Wed, Jun 27, 2012, 14:00 - 15:00
Place: Seminar Room B
Abstract: I will present an overview of two exciting, ongoing projects:

(1) The GALEX-SDSS Key Project on Lyman Break Galaxy Analogs exploits the most extreme UV-selected galaxies in the nearby universe to address unanswered questions related to the very early universe. Here, I will focus on the connection between starbursts, SN-driven outflows, and re-ionization.

(2) The Millennium Run Observatory (MRObs) Project aims to narrow the gap between pure cosmological simulations and pure observational cosmology. A virtual observatory, coupled to the successful Millennium Run dark matter and galaxy simulations, now allows us to generate highly realistic multi-wavelength data as seen by the observer. I will describe the unique MRObs framework and illustrate the potential for studying the large-scale structure and galaxies through time.