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School of Physics and Astronomy

Astronomy Unit Seminar - Natasha Maddox

When: Friday, March 5, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Online event,

Speaker: Natasha Maddox (Munich)

The MeerKAT MIGHTEE survey: AGN, star formation, and neutral gas in the SKA era

The MIGHTEE survey is underway with the South African SKA precursor facility MeerKAT. Its micro-Jansky sensitivity can detect strongly star-forming galaxies to z~3, and encompasses enough volume to contain the rare radio AGN to z>5. The commensal spectral line data provide sensitivity to neutral hydrogen to z~0.55, enabling insight into the dynamic gas cycle of galaxies over cosmic time. Coupled with extensive multi-wavelength ancillary data, and including the crucial neutral gas component, MIGHTEE provides a unique perspective on the evolution of galaxies.