Monsters in the Dark
Friday 18th September 2020
Start time : 20:00
Speaker : Dr. Matt Bothwell
The most extreme galaxies in the Universe are hard to find - they are completely missing from older observations, and not even discovered until the late 1990s.
Matt will discuss the scientific detective story which led to the unveiling of a whole new population of unusual galaxies — the monsters in the dark.
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About our speaker:
Matt is the outreach facilitator at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge. He obtained his Master’s degree at the University of Southampton, and his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2011. Matt is a science communicator, who gives astronomy talks and lectures on almost any area of astronomy to a wide range of ages. When he is not doing outreach, Matt is an observational astronomer, who uses a range of state-of-the-art observing facilities to study the evolution of galaxies across cosmic time