Karlis Kaufmanis Lecture Series: "The Weirdest Galaxies in the Universe"
Join the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (MIfA) for the next Karlis Kaufmanis Lecture, immediately followed by a public reception in the Coffman Theater Atrium. Professor Julianne Dalcanton (Director, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute) will present, “The Weirdest Galaxies in the Universe."
About the lecture
The Universe is filled with wonders, great and small. In many cases, these wonders arise out of the order that the laws of physics imprint on the stars and galaxies that populate our universe. But sometimes, this remarkable order is disturbed, producing truly outlandish departures from what astronomers consider to be “normal.” In this talk, Dalcanton will highlight some of the weirdest galaxies in the Universe, many of which are best revealed with the Hubble Space Telescope and its successors.
About the speaker
Julianne Dalcanton, Director of the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute, works on galaxy formation and evolution, focusing primarily on what can be learned in the nearby universe. Her group is currently working on several large projects studying the resolved stellar populations of nearby galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope, their neutral gas distribution with the Very Large Array, and their stellar mass, dust, and star formation properties with Spitzer. She also works closely with the N-body shop on the interface between observation and numerical theory. Additional information on Professor Dalcanton’s lecture, as well as the Karlis Kaufmanis Lecture Series can be found on the event website.