Software Development for MaNGA

Dr. David Law, Dunlap Fellow

Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO, or MaNGA, is an optical IFU survey of 10,000 nearby galaxies that will take place starting in 2014 as part of the 4th installment of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Law, a Dunlap Fellow since 2011, will discuss some of the technical hurdles presented by such a survey and the role of the Dunlap Institute in developing the software and simulations required to optimize its scientific productivity.