Speaker's Night: High Redshift Galaxies and the Early Universe (ONLINE)

Sunna Withers
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Sunna Withers, BSc (Honors), Currently MSc Candidate at York University

In recent years, the world's largest and most powerful telescopes have started to identify high redshift galaxies in the early Universe, up to a time when it was less than a billion years old. This is an important epoch in the history and evolution of the Universe, marking the time where the first stars and galaxies were forming out of primordial gas from the Big Bang. These observations have led to a great deal of progress in investigating high redshift galaxies, however, they have failed to solve many mysteries due to observational challenges in observing these distant objects. This talk discusses what is currently known and unknown about high redshift galaxies, and what could be discovered using next-generation observatories set to come online within the next decade.

Who can attend: Everyone
Not required
Organized by: RASC, Toronto Centre