Professor Leopoldo Infante (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) visited NAOC and delivered a talk in the morning of Jun 6, 2013.
Professor Leopoldo Infante is currently director of the Centre for Astro-Engineering at Universidad Católica de Chile. He received his PhD of Physics/Astronomy from the University of Victoria in 1995. He was the Director of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Astronomy and Astrophysics Department from 2000 to 2006. His research areas are birth and evolution of structures in the universe stellar populations.
In the first part of the talk, Prof. Infante introduces about astronomy in Chile and its potential to become the astronomical world capital. Then it is followed with description of the The Cluster Lensing and Supernova Survey with Hubble (CLASH) survey of the most distant galaxies ever detected, in together with discussion about new results and future prospects for finding galaxies at redshifts higher than 10.