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Witnessing the Formation of Galaxies: Violence in the Young Universe

dc.contributor.authorSteidel, Charles
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-10T16:30:28Z
dc.date.available2009-04-10T16:30:28Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-10
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/62067
dc.descriptionOrren C. Mohler Prize Lecture, 2009.en
dc.description.abstractTelescopes allow us not only to peer out to the far reaches of space, but also to look back in time by observing the most distant objects in the Universe. Using large telescopes, we can observe directly what the universe looked like up to about 13 billion years ago, and all times in between, up to the present. We now know that there was a particularly spectacular, and sometimes violent, period when the Universe was in its youth, some 10 to12 billion years ago, where the process of galaxy formation was especially intense. Supernova explosions, bright quasars, and vigorous star formation in young galaxies during this period of time altered forever the appearance of the Universe and were responsible for shaping much of what we see in the present day.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPresented by the Department of Astronomy, the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, and the Student Astronomical Society, and sponsored by the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, the University Activities Center, and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAstronomy of the 21st Century Distinguished Speaker Seriesen
dc.subjectAstronomyen
dc.subjectGalaxiesen
dc.titleWitnessing the Formation of Galaxies: Violence in the Young Universeen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScience
dc.contributor.affiliationotherCalifornia Institute of Technologyen
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren
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