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The Nature of Hot Dust Obscured Galaxies
Presented by Roberto J. Assef
Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
12:00 noon in 169-336

The WISE mission has discovered a rare population of high-redshift, hyper-luminous infrared galaxies, all with bolometric luminosities above log LBol/LSun > 13 , and many with log LBol/LSun > 14. Selected by their extremely red mid-IR colors and shown to have very hot dust temperatures, these hot, dust-obscured galaxies, or Hot DOGs for short, may probe a key stage in galaxy evolution. I will present the latest results of our ongoing research to understand the nature of these enigmatic objects from the point of view of our extensive X-ray through mid-IR photometric and optical spectroscopic follow-up observational campaigns.

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