Academic Year 2012-2013

Event Title

The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of the Milky Way Galaxy

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, Room 4009

Start Date

29-11-2012 12:00 PM

End Date

29-11-2012 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Stars, Interstellar Medium and the Galaxy

Description

Kautsch’s talk will discuss the formation and evolution of the Milky Way system, which was born from a collapsing gas reservoir embedded in a dark matter halo. After its birth, the galaxy evolved and interacted with other galaxies. In the future, the Milky Way will be destroyed during a violent galaxy-galaxy collision, a fate that will begin in about three billion years. However, according to modern theories, this is not the end, and the Milky Way will be reborn and start a new life cycle.

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Nov 29th, 12:00 PM Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of the Milky Way Galaxy

Alvin Sherman Library, Room 4009

Kautsch’s talk will discuss the formation and evolution of the Milky Way system, which was born from a collapsing gas reservoir embedded in a dark matter halo. After its birth, the galaxy evolved and interacted with other galaxies. In the future, the Milky Way will be destroyed during a violent galaxy-galaxy collision, a fate that will begin in about three billion years. However, according to modern theories, this is not the end, and the Milky Way will be reborn and start a new life cycle.