Chuck Steidel, Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Astronomy
Pasadena, CA 91125
Current Research Projects
- Our over-arching interest is the connection between galaxy formation
and the developement of structure in the universe.
- A large fraction of our work involves large spectroscopic surveys of star-forming
galaxies and AGN in prescribed redshift ranges (z~1, z~2, and z~3). These surveys converge
rapidly on samples that are uniform and large enough to reach firm conclusions about
large-scale distribution, population demographics, and other statistics necessary
to place the galaxies into a cosmological context.
- Some current projects:
- Large surveys of star-forming galaxies at z~2, primarily using the UV/blue-optimized
LRIS-B Spectrograph at Keck.
- Detailed spectral analysis of star-forming galaxies at z~2-4: superwind
kinematics, chemical abundances, etc.
- Observations of the kinematics of high redshift galaxies using the new Laser
Guider Star Adaptive Optics system at the Keck Observatory and the OSIRIS integral
- Comparison of the galaxy distribution and the properties of the diffuse
intergalactic medium in the same volumes at z~2-3.5; this project combines the
capabilities of mapping the galaxy distribution at the same redshifts that
the Lyman alpha forest can be studied in great detail using spectra obtained
using the High Resolution Spectrometer (HIRES) and ESI at Keck.
- Multi-wavelength studies (near-IR, mid-IR, X-ray, UV/optical) of star forming
galaxies at high redshift, including planned and recent observations using the
Spitzer Space Telescope.
- MOSFIRE : Multi-object Spectrometer
for Infrared Exploration, a new instrument being built for the Keck Observatory, as a collaboration
between Caltech, UCLA, UCSC, and WMKO. I am acting as co-PI and Project Scientist.
Some recent papers from our "group"...
Vitae (PDF format)
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