University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Monday, October 12th 2015
12:45 pm:
Speaker: Ivana Orlitova & Anne Verhamme, Geneva Observatory, Switzerland
Subject: Using Lyman-alpha to detect galaxies that leak Lyman continuum

Determining the population of objects that reionized the Universe and maintained the subsequent thermal history of the intergalactic medium remains an urgent observational question. We use the Lyman-alpha line to identify the best candidates for Lyman continuum leakage. We will present Lya radiative transfer models, and their application to observational data.

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