Cosmic Origins
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18 June 2024

Cosmic Ecosystems SIG Seminar | June 27th, 2024, 4:00pm ET

Date/Time: June 27th, 2024 – 4pm ET / 1pm PT

Title: Circumgalactic Chemistry: the Missing Physical Link Between Galaxies and Their Halo Gas

Speaker: Fakhri Zahedy, University of North Texas

We now know that the typical galaxy is surrounded by a spatially extended circumgalactic medium (CGM) that serves as both its long-term fuel reservoir and garbage dump. While great progress has been made in understanding how galaxies grow and change, a self-consistent explanation for the physical origin of the CGM remains elusive. Understanding the physical con-ditions and chemistry of circumgalactic gas is essential to identify its origin and eventual fate. Using high-quality and high-resolution spectroscopy from space and ground, we can figure out the detailed chemical makeup of the CGM of individual galaxies. I will discuss the evidence for multitude physical origins of the CGM in different galaxy populations. I will end by discussing the prospects for future discoveries enabled by studying circumgalactic chemistry, using spatially resolved observations of the CGM obtained with the next generation of space and ground-based telescopes.

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