Galactic Transformations under the Magnifying Glass (Astronomy Lecture Series)

Dr. Drew Newman: Staff Scientist, Carnegie Observatories

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.

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Date: 
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 4:00pm