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Galactic Structure and Evolution in the Era of Big Data

October 12, 2022
4:05 PM - 5:05 PM
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Pupin 1402

Colloquium by Keith Hawkins, University of Texas, Austin

What are the processes that govern the formation, evolution, and assembly of galaxies, like the Milky Way, across cosmic time? This question is among the most fundamental in modern astronomy yet the answer still eludes us to this day. Our Galaxy, our home, The Milky Way, is an optimal laboratory for answering the questions of galaxy formation and assembly because it is one of the only systems to date where we can obtain detailed and precise data on the positions motions and chemical composition for billions of individual stars. In this talk, I will focus on the research I do in Galactic Archaeology, which aims to use the chemical and dynamical information In a vast number of stars in the Galaxy to understand its formation, assembly, and evolution.

Followed by wine and cheese.

Host: Kathryn Johnston