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Astronomy Seminar

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
GS-119

Dr. Molly Gallagher, Department of Physics,University of Connecticut

Mapping Extragalactic Dense Molecular Gas: Ties to Environment and Star Formation

Gas density plays an important role in galactic evolution via its connection to star formation. Yet because dense gas is difficult to observe, we are only beginning to explore how interstellar gas density and its relationship to the star formation rate depend on galactic environment. We will explore how gas density, star formation rate, and galactic environment interact on scales ranging from Galactic scale down to the scale of individual molecular clouds. This work relies on new dense gas observations of nearby spiral galaxies from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Contact:

Dr. A. Huang

Physics Department (primary)

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