|The Australia Telescope National Facility Colloquium|
|15:00-16:00 Thu 13 Feb 2020|
Marsfield Lecture Theatre
(SKA Africa / Rhodes University)
Gyula Józsa Colloquium: The SKA precursor telescope MeerKAT as a galaxy evolution explorer
MeerKAT is a radio telescope situated in South Africa's Karoo desert. It has recently been built as an SKA demonstrator and precursor telescope and was inaugurated in August 2018. MeerKAT is a superb telescope to observe in particular the HI line, hence tracing the most abundant atom in its transitional neutral phase. Several design changes and (planned) upgrades make MeerKAT suitable for deep (HI-) observations but in particular also as a large-area survey instrument. It will hence play an important part in constraining theories of galaxy dynamics and evolution and serve to shed more light into the star formation cycle in galaxies both in deep case studies as well as in statistical efforts.
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