The circumgalactic medium contains the fuel for future star formation and the record of past feedback, making it uniquely sensitive to the physics of baryonic flows − one of the principal missing ingredients in our understanding of galaxy evolution. I will summarize recent progress in characterizing this gas reservoir and introduce new surveys designed to address the remaining questions/puzzles.
(Special date) The Complex Circumgalactic Medium
Hsiao-Wen Chen (UChicago)
Friday, March 16, 2018