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Monsters in the dark: hunting for the Universe’s most extreme galaxies, by Dr Matthew Bothwell – ONLINE

February 8, 2021 @ 7:15 pm

Hubble deep field image

Hubble deep field image

The most extreme galaxies in the Universe are hard to find. Completely missing from older observations (and not even discovered until the late 1990s), Dr Bothwell will discuss the scientific detective story which led to the unveiling of a whole new population of unusual galaxies — the monsters in the dark.

Matt is the outreach facilitator at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge. He obtained his Master’s degree at the University of Southampton, while carrying out research at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics, 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.

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