The Cape Cod Astronomical Society will present two researchers with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The talks are free and open to the public, August 2 at 7:30 pm in the Dennis-Yarmouth High School Library.
Dr. Marion Dierickx will talk on “Galactic Collisions in the Local Group”
As the nearest galactic laboratory available for study, the Local Group harbors the faintest and most dark-matter dominated known galaxies. Presenting new simulations of past collisions, she will discuss how these simulations help researchers rebuild the Local Group archaeological record.
Dr. Anastasia Fialkov talks on "Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts"
Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short and highly energetic bursts of radio waves. At least one FRB is going off somewhere every second. They are a new astrophysical phenomenon of unknown origin, which can be used to study the structure and evolution of the Universe. She’ll discuss efforts to find new sources.