CfA OIR Division Lunch Talks

Monday, March 22, 1999 Philips Auditorium, 12:30 pm

Note change of day of week and location

The Nature of Extremely Red Field Galaxies

Dr. Richard Elston, University of Florida


It has been roughly 10 years since the first deep near-IR images of the sky revealed a puzzling population of objects with very red optical to near-IR colors. It now appears that this is a mixed population containing z>1 galaxies with old stellar populations, dusty starburst galaxies and AGN at 16). Each of these three contributors to the red galaxy population will be reviewed.