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Astronomy Colloquium Series Presents

Distinguished Alum Speaker: Dr. Brad Whitmore, Astronomy, Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Thursday, December 6, 2018
3:30-4:20 PM
411 West Hall Map
“From Spiral Bulges to Mergers to Super Star Clusters to ???”

The question of how science projects are selected and how this leads to a meandering of subject matter over the years is of interest to me. In this talk I will explore the choice of my thesis work on spiral bulges while at Michigan, how this led to work on polar-ring galaxies, which led to an interest in merging galaxies, which led to work on super star clusters, which led to work on normal star clusters, which leads to ??? I find there are three common themes: 1 one answer leads to the next question, 2. New opportunities arise, and 3) connections between people and institutions.

Please note: Should you require any reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access and opportunity related to this event please contact Stacy Tiburzi at 734-764-3440 or
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Astronomy, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Lecture, Physics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Astronomy, Department of Physics, Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics