4 APRILE 2017 ore 15:00

The MeerKAT Fornax Survey

Dr. Paolo Serra, INAF-OAC (Italia)
The MeerKAT Fornax Survey
Figure: Central region of the Fornax galaxy cluster, the target of the MeerKAT Fornax Survey. The image was obtained with the ESO/VST optical telescope. It represents one of the many ancillary datasets that will be analysed together with the radio data from MeerKAT. Image credit: ESO. Acknowledgement: Aniello Grado and Luca Limatola.

Abstract: The goal of the MeerKAT Fornax Survey is to perform a detailed study of a nearby cluster of galaxies, Fornax, using the new radio interferometer MeerKAT.
During this talk I will discuss the main motivation of this project. In particular, I will highlight the importance of neutral hydrogen gas for our understanding of galaxy evolution in clusters. I will also discuss the ongoing multi-wavelength observational campaigns linked to this project. Finally, I will talk about the general specs of the MeerKAT telescope, and of the importance of this telescope for other science of interest at OAC.