WiSE seminar with Kirsten Kraiberg Knudsen
När: 18/10/2017 , 11:30 - 13:00
Adress: Hörsalsvägen 11, Chalmers University of Technology, Campus Johanneberg, Göteborg
Welcome to a WiSE lunchseminar with Kirsten Kraiberg Knudsen, Associate professor, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasma physics, Extragalactic Astronomy
At this seminar, Kirsten Kraiberg Knudsen will tell us about her research career and her experiences in being a woman in a male-dominated working environment. She will also talk about her research, focusing on the following:
The Milky Way, our own galaxy, is one among 100 billions of galaxies in the universe. Galaxy evolution is the topic aimed at understanding how galaxies have evolved over cosmic time and therefore also aimed at understanding why galaxies look the way they do today. An important part of such research is trying to push the frontiers and studying the most distant galaxies. I will talk about how research in this field has revealed a number of surprising results and the importance of studying galaxies across the whole electromagnetic spectrum. As a highlight, with the new telescope the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), where Sweden is an important contributor, we have discovered dusty galaxies during the first billion years after the big bang.
When? 11:30-13:00 on Wednesday 18 October 2017
Where? EDIT room, Hörsalsvägen 11, Chalmers, Campus Johanneberg
During the seminar, WiSE offers lunch to participants who register before 11 am on Monday 16 October.