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Saturday Morning Physics VIRTUAL Event | Weighing and Counting Giants in the Sky

Maria Elidaiana da Silva Pereira, Research Fellow (U-M Physics)
Saturday, February 20, 2021
10:30-11:30 AM
Maria Elidaiana da Silva Pereira will give a "live" lecture with a "live" Q&A after the talk.
Virtual Presentation Link: (Link will be active at 10:30 am on 02/20/21.)

Galaxy Clusters are the largest astronomical objects in the Universe. These cosmic giants are bound together by gravity and are formed by galaxies, hot gas, and mysterious dark matter. By counting them and measuring their masses, we can understand the content and evolution of the Universe. In this talk, I will present how we can use light for weighing galaxy clusters. I will also show how the Dark Energy Survey uses them to measure the quantity of dark matter and properties of the even more mysterious component, the dark energy.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Off Campus Location
Event Link:
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Astronomy, Free, Graduate And Professional Students, Graduate Students, Natural Sciences, Physics, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Science, Undergraduate Students, Virtual
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Saturday Morning Physics, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Department of Astronomy, Department of Physics, The Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Applied Physics, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, LSA Biophysics, Astronomy Colloquia, LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion