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Astronomy Tea Talks at Caltech

Mondays, Hameetman auditorium (Cahill)
Tea:  4.00pm
Talk: 4.15pm

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30 August 2010 Guillermo Blan

"Studying Star Formation with Integral Field Spectroscopy: From Nearby Spiral Galaxies to High Redshift Lyman Alpha Emitters"


Wide field of view integral field spectroscopy is a powerful
tool to study star formation across cosmic time. In this talk I will
present results from two surveys being conducted with the integral
field spectrograph VIRUS-P, currently the largest field of view IFU in the
world. The first is the HETDEX Pilot Survey for Ly-alpha emitters (LAEs) at
2of blind integral field spectroscopy. I will discuss the star formation
activity and dust content of LAEs over the 2evolution of the Ly-alpha photon escape fraction of galaxies over the
0The second is the VIRUS-P Exploration of Nearby Galaxies (VENGA), an
IFU survey of 31 nearby spirals. I will present results regarding the
relation between the molecular gas surface density and the star formation
rate surface density on ~100 pc scales (a.k.a. the spatially resolved
Schmidt-Kennicutt Law) across the disk of M51.
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