Studies (Scuba-2 Ultra Deep Imaging Eao Survey): Current Status and Results
Wei-Hao Wang1*, Chen-Fatt Lim3,1, Wei-Ching Lin2,1, James Simpson1, Yu-Yen Chang1
1Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
2Institute of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
3Institute of Astrophysics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
* Presenter:Wei-Hao Wang, email:whwang@asiaa.sinica.edu.tw
STUDIES is a JCMT cosmological Large Program to obtain extremely deep 450 um images in the COSMOS field and SXDS field with more than 600 hr of observing time under the best weather on Maunakea. The goal is to obtain a representative sample of faint far-IR sources at z=0.5-3, to understand the origin of the cosmic IR background and the formation/evolution of the dusty galaxy populations. The sensitivity of the survey will be unprecedented, ~10x deeper than the deepest Herschel SPIRE imaging and offering the deepest far-IR selection of high-redshift galaxies. Here I will present the current status of the program and some recent results, including 450 um counts, source redshift distribution, morphology, and a case study on a z=3.7 "passive" galaxy. We welcome Taiwanese astronomers to join our program and to conduct SMA, ALMA, and other multi-wavelength follow-up observations.


Keywords: cosmic infrared background, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, submillimeter