You are here

21 cm Cosmology

Miguel Morales, UW Physics
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
PAA A-102
Measuring the spatial distribution of neutral hydrogen via the redshifted 21 cm radio line promises to transform our knowledge of the Epoch of Reionization (EoR) as the first stars and galaxies light up and burn through the primeval fog of neutral hydrogen. In my talk I will give an accessible introduction to the new field of 21 cm cosmology, discuss the discovery of the EoR window and how we can observe the faint 21 cm fluctuations in the face of strong foregrounds, and show early results from the Murchison Widefield Array.
Event Type: