Date Friday 15th November Time 2.15pm 3.15pm
Dr Andreea Font
Computational astrophysicist, astrophysics-research-institute, Liverpool John Mores University
Deciphering the formation of the Milky Way
We are currently witnessing a revolution in our understanding the formation of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. This is due mainly to advances in space technology, like the Gaia instrument which is giving us a 3D map of more than 1 billion stars in the Galaxy. In addition to that, computer simulations have become sophisticated enough to model the formation of many spiral galaxies like the Milky Way and put together a scenario for how our Galaxy might have assembled.
“I will present some of the most exciting discoveries that Gaia has made in the past few years and show how these discoveries can help us decipher the history of our Galaxy.”