Astrophiz 44: Dr Rebecca Allen – Galactic Evolution

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To understand how galaxies evolve, Dr Rebecca Allen from Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing  uses Hubble and Keck images to study star-forming galaxies and galaxies that are not forming stars. Rebecca’s passion for both outreach and research makes for a exceptional episode as she paints a clear picture of galactic evolution. to help us understand some of the fundamental elements of our cosmos.

For observers and astrophotographers, Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave continues with ‘What’s Up Doc’ and tells us when, where and what to look for in morning and evening skies. In Ian’s Tangent, Ian helps us understand more about the new discovery of Binary Comets.
 
In the news:
  1. The discovery of the 4th Gravitational Wave announced as a result of a collaboration between researchers at the Italian GW facility and the LIGO detector.
  2. The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to 3 men (out of the hundreds of) researchers who created LIGO and the first GW detection.
  3. Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnett still not recognised by the Nobel Committee for her discovery and analysis of Pulsars. That honour was snagged by the bloke who ‘supervised ’her research.

 

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