Mon, Jun 7, 2021 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT Science & Technology
Galactic Transformations Under the Magnifying Glass
Galaxies come in a dizzying array of shapes and sizes. The biggest galaxies are nearly uniform balls of stars, and astronomers have traditionally thought that they must have suffered a catastrophe long ago that both killed off star birth and transformed their shapes. Dr. Newman will describe the hunt to discover what happened to these galaxies 10 billion years ago by harnessing gravitational telescopes to peer inside them.
Dr. Drew Newman, Staff Scientist, Carnegie Observatories