Seminarium Zakładu Astrofizyki
Unfolding the origin of Gold in the Universe
A key discovery from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) was the existence of dusty galaxies with remarkably high infrared (IR) luminosity LIR (integrated between 8 and 1000 μm). The most extreme kind are what's known as hyperluminous infrared galaxies (which emit over 90% of their energy in the IR) with IR luminosities greater than 10^13 L_solar. If the IR luminosity is solely due to star formation, the star-formation rate of HLIRGs would exceed 1000 M_solar/yr.
Thousands of extrasolar planets have been discovered up to date. Although many of the known exoplanets do not resemble those in our solar system, they have one thing in common - they all orbit a star. However, theories of planet formation and evolution predict the existence of free-floating planets, gravitationally unattached to any star.
I review the status of the concordance (standard) LCDM model of cosmology in light of current observations discussing about the apparent tensions in estimation of the key cosmological parameters. I will also briefly discuss the future of the field at the era of the next generation of astronomical/cosmological surveys.