J. Mould Abstract

100 Million Years after the Big Bang

J. Mould (Swinburne University)

Some star formation in galaxies began at high redshift and ionised the IGM. But how? Were very massive stars responsible? Is there a fossil record of this epoch in today's stellar populations? Deep infrared surveys can help answer such questions, both by detecting the tip of the galactic luminosity function at high redshift and by seeing the core collapse supernovae as they occur. DECam results will be presented and future survey projects will be discussed, including the KDUST telescope planned for Dome A.