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First Galaxies: Science at the Crossroad of Theory and Observations

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Until now, investigating the early stages of galaxy formation has been mostly the realm of theoretical modeling and computer simulations, which require many physical ingredients and are challenging to test observationally. However, the latest Hubble observations in the near infrared are shedding new light on the properties of galaxies within the first billion years after the Big Bang, including our recent discovery of the most distant proto-cluster of galaxies at redshift z~8. With the dynamic range of simulations and observations approaching each other, there is a great advantage in bridging the gap between them. I will show how simulations and theory drive the design of successful observations and, in turn, how observations not only test predictions, but also provide insight to direct further modeling. With many open questions, a large range of astrophysics involved, and an array of future computational and observational facilities coming online, the field is rich and promising for future progresses.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Talks Series series.

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