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Using Distant Galaxies as Cosmic Time Machines

May 6, 7:00 PM

Free

The night sky is filled with stars and galaxies whose light was emitted at different times throughout the entire 13.6 billion-year history of the universe. Each one provides us with a snapshot in time, which we can use collectively to gain insight into some of the most fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. When did the first stars and galaxies form? How do galaxies and their stars evolve with time? What causes galaxies to stop forming stars and die? Elizabeth McGrath, associate professor of physics and astronomy will discuss what images from the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing about the early history of galaxies, and how our current theories of galaxy formation and evolution may need to be modified to properly account for recent observational results.

Details

Date:
May 6
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Megan Fossa
Phone:
859-4165
Email:
mefossa@colby.edu

Other

Series
Presence of the Past Lecture

Venue

Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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