Project

Star formation in dwarf galaxies and the cosmological UV background

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Astronomy and space sciences
Keywords
simulations astronomy cosmology
 
Project description

Using numerical simulations, we will estimate what fraction of the UV light, emitted by newborn stars, escapes from high-redshift dwarf galaxies. Our goal is to investigate whether these dwarf galaxies could have been responsible for reionizing the early universe.