Multi-object Spectroscopy for Statistical Measures of Galaxy Evolution

Mon 17 May 2021
Thu 20 May 2021

This workshop is hosted by STScI and will be held as a fully virtual event.

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Multi-object spectrographs are being deployed on nearly every major ground-based telescope as well as on space telescopes, whether in multi-fiber, multi-slit or slitless format. The ability to collect multiple spectra at the same time, over a large area of sky,  is opening up a plethora of opportunities for progressive galaxy evolution studies. This workshop will bring together aficionados in the field of multi-object spectroscopy and galaxy evolution, from experts to new users, with the intent to share knowledge on the scientific potential of multi-object spectroscopic data and analysis techniques/tools, while also enabling the discussion of innovative ideas. From a scientific perspective, the workshop will focus on assessing how galaxies evolve chemically and dynamically, the effects of feedback on galaxies, what winds do to galaxies, how galaxies halt their star formation, and the nature of the connection between IGM and CGM. From a more technical perspective, the workshop will provide the opportunity for hands-on training on spectral analysis tools (e.g., astropy and specutils), grism data reduction techniques, and statistical tools to compare models and observations. Further information and registration details will be sent out early in 2021. The workshop commits to actively support diversity and inclusion.

Nimish Hathi (co-chair)
Camilla Pacifici (co-chair)
Harry Ferguson
Norman Grogin
Sherita Hanna
Tim Heckman (JHU)
Alaina Henry
Flory Hill
Bethan James
Susan Kassin
Anton Koekemoer
Stephanie LaMassa
Ray Lucas
Thomas Marufu
Ivelina Momcheva
Takahiro Morishita
Laura Pentericci (INAF-Rome, Italy)
Nor Pirzkal
Marc Rafelski
Kate Rowlands
Alice Shapley (UCLA)
Raymond Simons
Arjen van der Wel (Ghent University, Belgium)