Badger Talks Live - What Lies Between Galaxies | WisCommunity


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This is a FREE, virtual event which will take place on Screenz here and on the Badger Talks Facebook page here

Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are the fundamental building blocks of the Universe. While it is sometimes hard to fathom, there is matter in between galaxies and that matter can have a tremendous impact on what astronomers refer to as the evolution of galaxies. Tracing what lies between galaxies has proven to be extremely difficult and requires a variety of techniques, one of which makes use of some of the most energetic phenomena in the Universe – highly collimated jets generated as matter is accreted onto supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. Professor Eric Wilcots will explore what these jets are, how we look at them, and what they can tell us about what lies between galaxies.

Eric Wilcots is the dean of the UW College of Letters & Science, and is also the Mary C. Jacoby Professor in the Department of Astronomy, a department he joined in 1995 and chaired from 2005-2008.


Mar 30 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm