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Applied Math Colloquium Talk - Dr. Pauline Barmby

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
2:30 pm
Middlesex College (MC)
Room: 204

Title: Data and physics in nearby galaxies
Galaxies are the places where stars are born, live, and die, recycling their newly-produced elements into the
next generation of stars and planets. Many different physical processes are involved in this cycle: understanding their
interplay in the interactions of the constituents of galaxies requires a combination of careful observations and detailed
simulation. Combining observations at many different wavelengths of light constrains models of galaxy formation and
evolution, allowing us to take apart and reconstruct the histories of these "island universes". The observational datasets
we deal with are becoming vast and complex, requiring new approaches to data management and data analysis.
This talk will describe the challenges and some approaches, and highlight new results in the observational study of nearby galaxies
with a particular focus on the Andromeda galaxy, the nearest large spiral.

Rob Corless
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