Astronomy Department Research Project

CLAMATO

Cosmology

Lead:
Martin White

Graduate Students:
Alex Krolewski

Additional members:

More info:

CLAMATO web page

Project Description

The COSMOS Lyman-Alpha Mapping And Tomography Observations (CLAMATO) survey will use the LRIS spectrograph on Keck-I to observe the Lyman-alpha forest of neutral hydrogen absorption in closely-spaced quasars and galaxies.  This will allow us to create an unprecedented map of the cosmic web at z=2.3, over 11 billion light years away at the epoch of peak star formation.