The Faint Frontier of Galaxy Formation

Prof. Michael Boylan-Kolchin (UT Austin)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:00pm

The lowest-mass stellar systems offer a unique and powerful path for examining fundamental questions in galaxy formation and dark matter physics. I will discuss how globular clusters and dwarf galaxies are providing tests of the LCDM model in the local Universe and at high redshifts. I will also speculate on prospects for transformative progress in the era of JWST, LSST, and 30m telescopes and argue that the best path for success is through an integrated approach linking low-mass stellar systems across cosmic epochs.

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