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Astronomy Colloquium Series Presents

Dr. Brian McNamara, Professor; Department Chair; University Research Chair in Astrophysics, University of Waterloo
Thursday, January 24, 2019
3:30-4:20 PM
411 West Hall Map
“Origin of Molecular Clouds in Early Type Galaxies”

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array has changed our view of molecular clouds in central cluster galaxies. Unlike spiral galaxies where molecular gas lies in a disk moving in ordered motion about the center of the galaxy, molecular clouds in cluster centrals likely form in the updrafts of rising radio bubbles. Less is known about molecular gas in normal giant ellipticals. However, trends between the thermodynamic properties of the hot atmospheres in normal elliptcals and cluster centrals suggests much of the molecular gas in ellipticals condensed from their hot atmospheres.

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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