Life-cycle of stars: formation, adulthood, and death - Dr. Marla Geha

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Sept 12, 2007 - Life-cycle of stars: formation, adulthood, and death - Dr. Marla Geha, Herzberg Institute

Only a small fraction of the mass in our Milky Way Galaxy is composed of the stars, gas and dust that we can directly observe. The majority of matter in our Galaxy is unseen, making its presence known only through it gravitational force. Dr. Geha will discuss evidence for dark matter and explain a few experimental methods with which astronomers hope to characterize the total mass, distribution and composition of this unseen matter in the Milky Way.

bullet "Dark, but light: smallest Galaxies..." Keck press release Sep 12, 2007 - quoting Dr. Marla Geha
bullet - Homepage News - Finding the Missing Dwarf Galaxies

Dr. Marla Geha is currently a Plaskett Research Fellow at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria. She received her PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and was then a Hubble Fellow at the Carnegie Institute in Pasadena, California. Her research focuses on the properties of dwarf galaxies in the nearby Universe. Dr. Geha will be leaving Victoria in November to join the faculty at Yale University.

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