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[Virtual Colloquium] ASTRO 3D and Galaxy Evolution

Lisa Kewley (Australian National University)

January 21 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) isa $40M Centre of Excellence, which is producing a comprehensive picture of the build up of mass, angular momentum, and the chemical elements from the first stars, to (and including) the Milky Way. Our surveys include the measurement of the power spectrum at the Epoch of Reionization with the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), large HI surveys with the Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), the ongoing Australian optical integral field surveys of 10^5 galaxies (SAMI, followed by HECTOR), a large galaxy evolution program combining HST, Keck, and ESO spectroscopy of galaxies from z=6 to z=0.5, and the major Australian Galactic Archaeology program (GALAH) to track the chemical history and accretion history of our Milky Way through GAIA and the HERMES instrument on the Anglo Australian Telescope.  I will describe the recent discoveries made in ASTRO 3D, our preparation for JWST spectral analysis, as well as providing an update on our ambitious equity and diversity programs, and our nationwide education and public outreach programs.

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