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A Long Time Ago in Galaxies Far, Far Away...

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Dr. Amanda Bauer

Super Science Fellow
Australian Astronomical Observatory

Abstract

Galaxies found in the distant, early universe look and behave differently from those in our local universe. In this presentation, I describe triumphs and tribulations towards our understanding of these changes over time, by highlighting some fundamental insights into the current mysteries of galaxy evolution, derived from telescopic observations and theoretical simulations.

Biography

Amanda Bauer is a Super Science Fellow at the Australian Astronomical Observatory. She uses earth-based and orbiting space telescopes to explore variations in how galaxies formed, how they lived their lives, and how they evolved into the diverse array of galaxy species we see today. She maintains an astronomy engagement blog as Astropixie at http://amandabauer.blogspot.com/.