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The most massive galaxies in 3D

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18:30 – 18:30 17 Mar 2016
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University of Liverpool, Chadwick Lecture Theatre: Building 207, L69 7ZX

Speakers: Dr Sarah Brough, Australian Astrophysical Observatory

We think that galaxies form in a cosmological game of lego, where smaller galaxies merge to form bigger galaxies again and again over the history of the universe. The heaviest galaxies are therefore the best test of our understanding of this process. While the Milky Way Galaxy weighs around 50 billion times more than our Sun, it is not the heaviest galaxy out there. I study galaxies several tens of times heavier, using instruments that give a 3D picture of galaxies, and from these gain a better understanding of their history. John Porter Memorial Lecture.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Institute of Physics Merseyside Branch
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