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Micaela Bagley

TATEH 201-04 (office)
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Summary of Interests
Galaxy formation and evolution

About My Work

I am interested in the formation and evolution of galaxies. Under the supervision of Professor Scarlata, I am conducting a search for high redshift (z~6) Lyman-alpha emitters and Lyman-break galaxies in an attempt to constrain the bright ends of the Lyman-alpha and UV luminosity functions. Accurate measurements of these luminosity functions will help us understand the contribution of star-forming galaxies to the reionization of the universe. I am using data from the WISP survey on the Hubble Space Telescope, which provides us with slitless spectroscopy and direct images in the optical and near-infrared for many shallow, but uncorrelated fields.


B.S. Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester - Rochester, NY.