Alyssa Drake (CRAL Lyon)

The Lyα Luminosity Function in the MUSE Deep Fields
When Jul 20, 2016 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
What
  • Special Seminar
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Seminar room
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The study of Lyman Alpha Emitters (LAEs) offers a valuable insight into the early stages of galaxy formation, and with first-year science results from MUSE we have now entered a new era in the detection of these distant faint galaxies. I will discuss the robust, automated detection of 56 LAEs in the MUSE deep-field blind spectroscopic data, and our estimates of these objects’ Lyα fluxes. I will describe our approach to determining the detection-completeness of the LAE sample, and show the MUSE LAE-Selection Function in the Hubble Deep Field South (HDFS). Using this homogeneously selected sample, I will present the Lyα luminosity function between z ∼ 3.0 and z ∼ 6.5 in the HDFS, together with preliminary results from the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), and discuss comparisons with the literature.