First Carnegie Symposium in Honor of Leonard Searle

This week The Observatories will host astronomers from around the globe for the inaugural Carnegie Symposium in Honor of Leonard Searle. The topic of the meeting is "Understanding Nebular Emission in High-Redshift Galaxies: Massive Stars, Chemical Abundances and Photoionization Models." The symposium will bring together experts from four separate fields to collaborate on building new understanding of star-forming regions in distant galaxies. Detailed observations of these galaxies enabled by new sensitive near-infrared spectrographs such as the FIRE spectrograph on the Magellan Baade Telescope suggest that star-forming regions within young galaxies may have very different physical conditions than the star-formation regions within galaxies today. To learn more, please visit our social media channels or the conference website.