"Exploring Dust Properties in Extreme Condition"

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:00
AURA Lecture Hall
DANIEL WANG, Fulbright Scholar from the University of Massachusetts and NOAO South Visiting Astronomer
Talk Abstract: 

Interstellar dust is a key component of galactic ecosystem, as well as a redistributor of light. Great uncertainties still remain, however, about properties of dust, especially in environments substantially different from those in the Galactic disk and in the Magellanic Clouds. I will talk about several ongoing research projects and ideas of probing dust emission and/or attenuation in such extreme environments as the Galactic center and in high-z extreme starburst galaxies.