Marcin Sawicki
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2014 February 2-9:     Massive galaxies in Colorado

I am off to the Aspen Center for Physics to participate in their conference on the Formation of Massive Galaxies.  Giving a talk on the massive galaxies at z~2 and how their quenching is similar to human mortality

2014 March 28:     Colloquium at Tufts

Giving a colloquium at Tufts University in Boston.  Good conversations about science with Danilo Marchesini and other folks.


2014 June 16:     CLAUDS awarded large allocation of CFHT time

The CFHT Large Area U-band Deep Survey (CLAUDS) is awarded time on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. During 60 nights spanning the next two years we plan to use CFHT’s MegaCam to take very deep U-band images of the ~25 square degrees of the Subaru HyperSuprimeCam Survey’s “Deep Layer”. CLAUDS combines CFHT observing time from Canada, France, and China to take images that will have an unprecedented combination of depth and area at this wavelength. Combining the CLAUDS U-band images with the Subaru dataset will allow the selection of star-forming galaxies at z~2-3, measurements of rest-UV SFRs at z<1, and will greatly improve photometric redshift performance that’s key in almost all galaxy-evolution studies. The volume and depth of the universe probed will be enormous and will enable us to study the evolution of the galaxy population in detail in many slices of redshift, luminosity, mass (stellar and dark matter halo), environment, and rudimentary morphology.

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2014 July 4:     Clustering paper accepted

Our paper on the clustering of z~2 galaxies is accepted for publication by MNRAS.  This describes the clustering of both passive and star-forming galaxies selected from wide-field imaging by the CFHT in the CFHTLS Deep fields.