SftP presents: Massive Galaxies: Where and How They Form

Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations presents:
Massive Galaxies: Where and How They Form
Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 PM @ BMC.

Arjun Dey, PhD, is an astronomer at the National Optical Astronomy Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona. He is a 2013-14 Research Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Research in Cambridge Massachusetts.

Dr. Dey’s research focus includes galaxy evolution, high redshift galaxies, and large-scale structure in the universe. His many discoveries include one of the earliest galaxies in the universe.

Arjun Dey

In this discussion Dr. Dey describes how astrophysicists, with advanced techniques and powerful telescopes, penetrate the most remote areas of the universe, the era when galaxies were beginning to form. He explains his own discovery of the most remote galaxy on record, and what scientists are learning about the forces that drive galaxy formation, especially the those so massive they are hard to imagine. As astrophysicists gain better understanding about the formation of super-sized structures in the cosmos, they anticipate that their discoveries will lead to insights into dark matter and dark energy.

This event and TV production is produced and sponsored by:
Science for the Public

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:30pm to Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:00am