"Nearby galaxies — insights into galaxy evolution"

by Karin Delmestre-Mendendez (CCA)



Hi all,
Please join us for a talk by Karín Menéndez-Delmestre, one of the Flatiron Institute's 2021-22 IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy) Scholars, on Tuesday, November 16th, 3 pm - 4 pm in the Ingrid Daubechies Auditorium (IDA), 162 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor. A reception will follow at 4 pm on the 162 Rooftop (or the 2nd floor Promenade if the weather doesn't cooperate).
The details are below. Hope to see you there!
"Nearby galaxies — insights into galaxy evolution"

Karín Menéndez-Delmestre
Valongo Observatory
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
IDEA Scholar 2020

Galaxies in the local universe are a fossil record of events in the distant universe and present critical constraints on the physical processes underlying the formation and evolution of galaxies. Understanding the variety in properties of galaxies today is thus key to unveiling how galaxies form and transform across cosmic time. We have been plunging into deep imaging of nearby galaxies to get a careful mapping of where stellar mass is concentrated in galaxies. Galaxies present a myriad of distinct stellar structures. We focus on structures that typically characterise local galaxies — such as bulges, disks, bars, and spiral arms — with the intention of building a present-day benchmark to understand the different agents that dictate when and where stars form and through which processes (giant galaxy collisions, interactions with smaller galaxies, etc.). We have also recently launched a long-term observing program to produce the deepest mapping of galaxies accessible from the Southern Hemisphere, complementing the exquisite work that has been performed in the north.  I will show a number of discoveries we have made and give you a preview of the exciting work we are doing with our nascent southern survey. Last but not least, I will briefly discuss my involvement in DEI efforts, in particular regarding parenting in academia, and my intentions at the Flatiron Institute as an IDEA scholar.
Ingrid Daubechies Auditorium (IDA), Flatiron Institute, 2nd floor, or via Zoom. Reception to follow on the 162 Rooftop.

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Topic:  IDEA Scholar lecture
Time: Nov 16, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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