[ASC-list] FW: When Galaxies Collide

Emma Donnelly E.Donnelly at curtin.edu.au
Thu Sep 20 11:49:50 UTC 2012







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“When Galaxies Collide”

Studying Galactic Interactions is like sifting through the forensic evidence at a crime scene. Astronomers wade through the debris of a violent encounter, collecting clues so that they can reconstruct the celestial crime to determine when it happened. The presentation focuses on the train wrecks resulting from galaxy collisions and the implications for us in the Milky Way.

You are invited to participate in an inspiring presentation by

Professor Richard de Grijs
Event

Eminent Science Speaker 2012 – Free Public Lecture

Date

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Time

6.30 pm - 8.00 pm

Venue


Building 408 Lance Twomey Lecture Theatre
Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley


Register

http://whengalaxiescollide.eventbrite.com.au/


About the Speaker:

Prof. Richard de Grijs studied at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, and held positions at the University of Virginia, USA and the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, UK and the University of Sheffield, UK.

Since 2009 he has worked as a Professor at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University where he is currently the Associate Director. Richard has been scientific editor of The Astrophysical Journal for many years; he recently took on the role of Deputy Editor in Chief of The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Prof. Richard de Grijs' research has moved from the structure and evolution of galaxies to topics related to the evolution and dynamics of dense, massive star clusters and more recently to the astronomical distance scale.

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