Calendar

Sep
1
Fri
ASTR 535 – Observational Techniques I
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Colloquium: Isak Wold (Host: Moire Prescott)
Sep 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Isak Wold (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102

A Faint Flux-Limited LAE Sample at z = 0.3

Isak Wold, UT Austin

Observational surveys of Lya emitters (LAEs) have proven to be an efficient method to identify and study large numbers of galaxies over a wide redshift range. To understand what types of galaxies are selected in LAE surveys – and how this evolves with redshift – it is important to establish a low-redshift reference sample that can be directly compared to high-redshift samples.  The lowest redshift where a direct Lya survey is currently possible is at a redshift of z~0.3 via the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX ) FUV grism data. Using the z~0.3 GALEX sample as an anchor point, it has been suggested that at low redshifts high equivalent width (EW) LAEs become less prevalent and that the amount of escaping Lya emission declines rapidly.  A number of explanations for these trends have been suggested including increasing dust content, increasing neutral column density, and/or increasing metallicity of star-forming galaxies at lower redshifts. However, the published z~0.3 GALEX sample is pre-selected from bright NUV objects.  Thus, objects with strong Lya emission but faint continuum (high-EW LAEs) could be missed.  In this talk, I will present my efforts to re-reduce the deepest archival GALEX FUV grism data and obtain a sample that is not biased against high-EW LAEs.  I will discuss the implications of this new sample on the evolutionary trends listed above.

Sep
4
Mon
ASTR 535 – Observational Techniques I
Sep 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am
ASTR 670 – Heliophysics
Sep 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Sep
5
Tue
ASTR 565 – Stellar Interiors
Sep 5 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
6
Wed
ASTR 535 – Observational Techniques I
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:20 am
ASTR 670 – Heliophysics
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Astro-ph Discussion
Sep 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Sep
7
Thu
ASTR 565 – Stellar Interiors
Sep 7 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm