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Galaxies: From Observations to Simulations

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 8:00 PM
Phillips Auditorium
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA  
Monthly Meeting
Registration is not Required
ATMoB Business Meeting and Presentation.

Kelly Blumenthal, M.S. – Galaxies: From Observations to Simulations

A history of our understanding of galaxies, from early observations of "spiral nebulae" to creating galaxies in large-scale simulations of the Universe. 

Kelly Blumenthal, a fifth year PhD student, is a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She earned her undergraduate degree in astronomy and physics (with a minor in saxophone performance) from Boston University. In 2016, Kelly received her master’s degree in astronomy from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, and has moved back to the east coast to finish her doctorate. In addition to her research work, she has been heavily involved in outreach programs in Hawai'i, and just published an educational book for high school students, Cosmic Inflation: Explained.

Please join us for a pre-meeting dinner discussion at House of Chang, 282 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA at 6:00pm before the meeting.