Institute of Astronomy

Galaxies Under the Cosmic Microscope

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Mark Swinbank, Durham University14 January 2010Institute of Astronomy Colloquia


Herschel and SCUBA2 will soon begin survey science, and are set to uncover 1000s of bright sub-mm galaxies. Here we demonstrate some of the science that is likely to be gleaned from the multi-wavelength follow-up of such sources. We have recently identified the brightest sub-mm galaxy whose brightness (>100mJy) is due to the gravitational lensing effect of a massive galaxy cluster. I show the multi-wavelength follow-up which has been carried out to probe the internal properties of an intensely star-forming galaxy at z=2.


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