Michael S. Vogeley

Dr. Michael S. Vogeley


Drexel University

Department of Physics


Cosmic Voids and Void Galaxies

Monday, April 7, 2008

4:00 p.m.

Cardwell 102



Wide-angle, moderately deep redshift surveys such as that conducted as part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) allow study of the relationship between the structural elements of the large-scale distribution of galaxies - including groups, cluster, superclusters, and voids - and the dependence of galaxy formation and evolution on these environments. Analysis of multi-band photometry and moderate-resolution spectroscopy from the SDSS reveals environmental dependence of the star formation history of galaxies that extends over more than a factor of 100 in density, from clusters all the way to the deep interiors of voids.