Conferencias y seminarios

Seminario DAS: "Probing chemical evolution of galactic gas reservoirs with quasars"



Viernes 27 de Mayo de 2022




Sala de Conferencias Federico Ristenpart

(Camino El Observatorio 1515, Departamento de Astronomía, Edificio Central, piso 3, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile)


Departamento de Astronomía, Cerro Calán
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Speaker: Trystyn Berg
ESO-Chile / DAS

Title: Probing chemical evolution of galactic gas reservoirs with quasars

Abstract: The chemical enrichment of the Universe is a key signature of how stellar populations and galaxies evolved across cosmic time, from quantifying the properties of Population III stars to constraining the strength of feedback processes in galaxies. One of the best tools to study chemical enrichment of gas reservoirs at nearly all epochs of the Universe is high resolution spectroscopy of quasars, where intervening gas leaves its chemical signatures imprinted on the quasar's spectrum. In this talk I will summarize the current state of using quasar absorption line spectroscopy to constrain the chemical enrichment of the circumgalactic and interstellar media of galaxies at redshift 2<z<4. In particular, I will focus on results from the XQ-100 legacy survey of the most gas-rich absorbers to understand how these galactic gas reservoirs are chemically evolving with cosmic time.

Rene A. Mendez
Seminar Coordinator
DAS/UChile -