ASOW 2012/06/03: The World of Galaxies

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ASOW 2012/06/03: The World of Galaxies

Post by owlice » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:09 pm

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

Audio (MP3, 64Mb)

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.

Dr. Djorgovski will answer a selection of questions posted by June 17, 2012.

A PDF of the slides can be downloaded here (13Mb)

Files also available here: ... f_Galaxies
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