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NRAO Colloquium

Date: Fri. 2 Dec, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: NRAO

Dr. Cara Battersby, post-doc at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will present the NRAO-NM colloquium. Her talk is titled “The Milky Way Laboratory.”  Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is our closest laboratory for studying physical processes throughout the Universe.  Submillimeter observations of the cool, dense gas and dust in the Milky Way provide insights on universal processes including how stars form in both regular and extreme environments and how gas is organized on galactic scales.  Battersby will discuss 1) how we can use molecular clouds to trace our Galaxy's spiral structure, 2) how star clusters continue to accrete significant mass while they are forming, and 3) how observing the galactic center can help us learn more about how gas is converted into stars during the peak epoch of cosmic star formation. https://science.nrao.edu/facilities/vla/ctw/coll/fall2016. 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Domenici Science Operations Center (NRAO).  

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