Jan 9 (Wed), 14:15 in A315   

David Clements (Imperial)


Herschel, Planck and the high redshift universe

The far-IR/submm band from 200 to 500 microns has been largely unexplored until very recently. Since their launch, in May 2009, Herschel and Planck have been exploring this waveband and providing new insights into a wide range of astrophysics. This talk focuses on the high redshift (z>1) universe and will discuss gravitational lenses, galaxy clusters and the search for the highest redshift dusty galaxies. It is still early days for the exploitation and followup of Herschel and Planck surveys, but it is already clear that these missions will have a major impact on our understanding of dusty galaxies at high redshift.