Observing Dusty Galaxies in the Early Universe


Artist's illustration of a galaxy in the early universe that is very dusty and shows the first signs of a rotationally supported disk. (B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF, ESO, NASA/STScI; NAOJ/Subaru)

Brian Lemaux and Lori Lubin were featured, through UC Davis and other institutions, in a press release on observations of distant galaxies with radio telescopes in Chile as part of an astronomical survey called 'ALPINE'.

From the UC Davis press release:

"Lemaux and Professor Lori Lubin at the UC Davis Department of Physics and Astronomy, are also carrying out a survey known as C3VO of the large-scale environments of galaxies at this distance, using the W.M. Keck and Subaru telescopes on Mauna Kea. By looking at both regular galaxies from Keck and dusty infrared galaxies primarily from ALPINE, they hope to see the early stages of the formation of galaxy clusters."

Please read the full UC Davis press release here: