This is a talk given at lunch time, usually in the conference room at noon.
Understanding physical processes responsible for the formation and evolution of galaxies like the Milky Way is a fundamental problem in astronomy.
The surprising detection of high ionization rest-UV nebular emission lines in reionization-era galaxies has proved a substantial challenge to modern stellar population
I will present results from our narrow-band survey for z=7 Lyman-alpha galaxies. I will also talk about studies of LyA galaxies using nearby analogs: 1) an empirical method to predict LyA and measure IGM and 2) blueberry galaxies, nearby analogs of the faint-end starbursts.
The stellar halos of galaxies provide records of their past, including the early epochs of star formation and the accretion of satellites. The clearest record is written in the space of chemodynamics (stellar orbits and abundance patterns), which is very challenging to observe beyond the Milky W