Dr. Alison Man - University of British Columbia


Dr. Alison Man - https://phas.ubc.ca/users/allison-man

Date: November 24, 2021

Time: 3:30

Title: The Rise and Fall of Star Formation in Galaxies

Star formation and supermassive black hole growth were most active at cosmic noon (z~2). Massive galaxies appear to experience accelerated growth at early cosmic times, and eventually quench their star formation and become more bulge-dominated. Exactly why these transformations take place is unclear. Mergers and active galactic nuclei feedback are often invoked as explanations, but a consensus is yet to be reached. I will discuss how multiwavelength observations of stellar populations and multiphase gas of distant galaxies can shed new light on the complex problem of galaxy evolution.

Institution: UBC  

Host: Dr. Ralph Pudritz
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