CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2008
 17 April 2008

17 April 2008

Speaker: Joe Silk (Oxford University)

Title: Let There Be Light: Galaxy Formation for the Novice

Abstract: The origin of the galaxies represents an important focus of current cosmological research, both observational and theoretical. Its resolution involves a comprehensive understanding of star formation, galaxy dynamics and the cosmology of the very early universe. It is a field that is largely driven by a phenomenology that depends on our accumulating data taken with the largest available telescopes. In this talk, I will review our current understanding of galaxy formation and assess the challenges that lie ahead.

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