Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Date: 2018-10-08 04:39:22

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“Journey to the Edge of the Universe,” by Rachael Livermore

As telescopes have become more powerful, astronomers have been able to explore further into the depths of the Universe, revealing new populations of galaxies seen when the Universe was in its infancy. Rachael will talk about her work hunting for the most distant galaxies ever seen, and what they’ve taught us about how the Universe formed and evolved into what we see today.

Dr Rachael Livermore is a postdoctoral researcher in the Astronomy department at UT Austin. She received her PhD from Durham University in England, for research on the use of gravitational lensing to magnify distant galaxies.
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