On Saturday, December 20 our talk will be given by Ryan Trainor and will be entitled “How to Grow a Galaxy”
LOCATION: 159 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley.
The galaxies of our night sky are as diverse and colorful as any garden—and for the most part, just as tranquil. When we look back at the ancient universe, however, a different picture emerges: a cosmos that buzzes with activity and teems with the fresh growth of stars and black holes. How did these processes that formed our Milky Way begin? Why did they stop? And where did it all come from, anyway?
Ryan Trainor is a postdoctoral fellow in astrophysics at the Miller Institute for Basic Research at UC Berkeley. After growing up in the foothills of Lake Tahoe, he went south to complete a BS at UC Irvine and a PhD at Caltech. Having happily returned to northern California, he now splits his time between studies of galaxy growth and more hands-on experiments on vegetable growth with his wife in their backyard garden.
This free public talk is presented as part of the monthly “Science@Cal Lecture Series”
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