Physics of the Intergalactic Medium During Cosmological Reionization

Anson D'Alosio (UC Riverside)
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

When the first galaxies formed, their starlight likely reionized and heated the nascent intergalactic medium.   I will discuss some of the rich physics of the intergalactic gas during this reionization process.  In the past few years, there has been significant progress towards understanding reionization.  I will highlight this progress, including the possibility that we have already observed reionization's tail end in the Lyman-alpha forest of high-redshift quasar spectra.

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