Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

The Endless Wonder that is Stacking

27Friday, Oct. 27
Marco Viero (Stanford)
12:20 pm
Space Sciences Building 622

The cosmic infrared background contains the Universe's integrated star ‚Ā†formation history just waiting to be uncovered.  In this talk, I will outline how the limitations of confusion noise can be overcome by clever use of ancillary data and simple simultaneous stacking techniques. I will show novel ways to apply measured infrared luminosities to predict the CIB where only UV/optical/NIR data exist. Finally, I will show how these new measurements will be used in the next generation of models tied to star formation rates.