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Australian Human Resources Institute Diversity Awards 2013 Finalist

Gillian Wilson (University of California, Riverside)

"The SpARCS z > 1 Cluster Survey"

Abstract. The SpARCS survey is one of the largest surveys designed to detect clusters of galaxies at z > 1. It has discovered hundreds of new IR-selected clusters in the 50 square degree Spitzer SWIRE Legacy Fields. The SpARCS team has been putting huge effort into obtaining spectroscopic and multi-wavelength follow up of the most interesting systems. I will show examples of recently confirmed high redshift clusters, and discuss what we are learning about galaxy evolution in the densest of environments from this unique wide-field IR survey.

Held in the AAO Meeting Room (Room 7, 1st Floor, Building 2) at 11:15 AM on Friday, 21 June 2013