Date: Saturday 16th November | Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Prof Andrew Blain
Professor of Observational Astronomy University of Leicester
I’m from Liverpool and studied and worked in Cambridge, before spending a decade in California and moving to Leicester in 2010. I was also a science team member on the NASA Wide Field Infrared Space Explorer (WISE) mission that was launched in 2009, and I’ve been involved in the time allocation process for several ground-based millimeter-far-infrared telescopes, the JCMT, IRAM and ALMA. I was chair of the ALMA Science Advisory Committee in 2010, and the UK Oversight Board for the SKA project.
WISE detects remarkable galaxy specimens for ALMA to dissect?
I will describe the results of the galaxy searches using the WISE infrared satellite from 2010, which include THE most powerful galaxies in the Universe, and the efforts to identify and study their properties and nature.
In the process we have found examples that could include the most ferociously feeding blackholes of all time, in the process of setting the future appearance of their host galaxies.
Below Atacama Large Millimeter submillimeter Arrray “ALMA” Chile, credit ESO.