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Gravitationally Lensed Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies at High Redshift
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm PDT
University of Arizona
N232, Room 103
Over the last several years, discoveries of exceptionally bright gravitationally lensed dusty star-forming galaxies (DSFGs) at high redshift (z>1) have generated great excitement. This is because these galaxies are bright enough to allow a variety of follow-up observations with the suite of submillimeter/millimeter/radio observing facilities that are now available. Scientifically, what is particularly interesting is that these lensed DSFGs will enable us to examine individual star-forming regions on sub-kpc scales due to lensing magnification. In this talk, I will review the development in this field with a special emphasis on our own project called the Herschel Lensing Survey (HLS). Some of these lensed DSFGs are so bright that they are targeted by a few SOFIA Cycle 5 programs, and they will also serve as valuable targets for future infrared space observatories such as SPICA, which has been proposed as an ESA M5 mission.