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SJAA Talk: Extragalactic Archaeology

This Saturday, 11 January, we are pleased to present "extragalactic archaeologist" Dr. Charlie Conroy from UCSC, whose talk is titled "Galaxies from Beginning to End".

Dr. Conroy's area of focus is the formation and evolution of galaxies and globular clusters, and the connection between galaxies and large-scale structure (i.e., dark matter). He studies the stellar populations of galaxies and globular clusters with models that he has been developing for several years. His research lies at the interface between observations, theory, and simulations.

Recently, Dr. Conroy won the prestigious Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Granted by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the $875,000 award is one of the most celebrated prizes in the country for young professors.

Logistics for Saturday, 11 January 2014:
6:00 - Board Meeting (all are invited, encouraged to attend)
7:30 - Social time
8:00 - Meeting start
Location: San Jose's Houge Park
Please note that there may be photographs being taken as well as video and audio being recorded and your image may be recorded.

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  • Rob J.

    I agree with Soiba and Ahmer, the talk was great, even given the fact that Dr Conroy mentioned this was his first public talk. Glad to give him the opportunity to do so, and really glad to see lots of folks show up, show an interesting.

    Note, too, that the SJAA was doing a bit of live tweeting during the event (@sj_astronomy). It happens pretty regularly, so please check it out next time you can't make it!

    January 13, 2014

  • Ahmer K.

    It was a fantastic talk. Great overview of the discussion by Dr. Conroy at the start of the presentation and then a systematic flow from the inception of the universe to the creation, life, and eventual death of galaxies. The simulation about the dark matter was fantastic, and the answers to the audience questions after the presentation was very thorough. All in all, it was a very enlightening discussion.

    January 12, 2014

  • Mariano D.

    Does this needs pre-registration?

    January 10, 2014

    • Rob J.

      No registration... just show up!

      January 10, 2014

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