Institute of Astronomy

99% Invisible: Uncovering the dusty galaxies which lie beneath the confusion noise floor

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Marco Viero (JPL)5 October 2012Institute of Astronomy Galaxies Discussion Group

Abstract

The vast majority of the infrared-emitting galaxies which make up the cosmic infrared background are unresolved due to confusion noise. I will present techniques to uncover key properties of this confused population, namely their average flux densities and clustering behavior, and show recent results from HerMES. Lastly, I will present two new Herschel/SPIRE fields, 150deg2 of which overlap with the SDSS Stripe 82, along with anticipated science topics.

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