2012, Week 24
Audio (MP3, 64Mb)
The World of Galaxies
Presenter: Dr. George Djorgovski
MICA Director, Professor of Astronomy and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech
Galaxies are the basic building blocks of the universe on large scales. Studies of their structure, physics, evolution, and formation are the arena which spans most of the contemporary research in astronomy and observational cosmology. This lecture presents a brief overview of our current knowledge and understanding of galaxies and their lives.
First presented in Second Life in June, 2009.
Questions and comments can be posted on the discussion thread on Starship Asterisk; Dr. Djorgovski will answer a selection of questions posted by June 10, 2012.
PDF of slides (13Mb)
Files also available here: http://www.mica-vw.org/wiki/index.php/The_World_of_Galaxies