Science Cafe "Universe" - The Birth, Growth, and Death of Galaxies -

May 22, 2017


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / Junior high school students / High school students / University students
Date(s) July 8, 2017 14:00 — 15:30
Location Other campuses/off-campus
Venue Tamarokuto Science Center, Science Lab
Capacity 48 people
Entrance Fee Charged
500 Yen; Admission Fee for Tamarokuto Science Center (Free for junior high and high school students)
Registration Method Advance registration required
Registration Period — June 26, 2017
Contact Please contact the Kavli IPMU Public Relations Office (
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The present day population of galaxies is very diverse. While some galaxies are full of gas and vigorously forming stars, others lost their gaseous fuel and stopped forming stars billions of years ago. But what causes galaxies to have such diverse behavior? I will discuss our current understanding of how galaxies form and grow over time, as well as what causes them to cease forming new stars and "die".  I will talk about some of my own research that explores these processes, and highlight some open questions that astrophysicists are still working to answer.
This event is in English.

  • David Stark, Kavli IPMU Project Researcher (Astronomy)>
    David Stark, Kavli IPMU Project Researcher (Astronomy)

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