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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
Slicing the Universe with MUSE and a few other things

Jarle Brinchmann

I will give a quick overview of what my main areas of interest are and then move on to discuss the results from the first year of pixel spectroscopy of the sky with the MUSE instrument. This includes a survey of the Orion nebula, globular clusters in our Milky Way and deep extragalactic spectra of almost blank fields - and a brief look at some solar system objects as well. I will conclude with a discussion of the potential of MUSE for deep blank field spectroscopy - effectively pixel spectroscopy of the sky and review some recent results on the extent of Ly-a emitters in the z>3 Universe.

20 January 2016, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica
Rua das Estrelas
4150-762 Porto

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) is a new but long anticipated research infrastructure with a national dimension. It embodies a bold but feasible vision for the development of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal, taking full advantage and fully realizing the potential created by the national membership of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). IA resulted from the merging the two most prominent research units in the field in Portugal: the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP) and the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Lisbon (CAAUL). It currently hosts more than two-thirds of all active researchers working in Space Sciences in Portugal, and is responsible for an even greater fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in the area of Space Sciences. This is the scientific area with the highest relative impact factor (1.65 times above the international average) and the field with the highest average number of citations per article for Portugal.

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