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Astro Seminar: Nia Imara: Star Formation Then and Now

Nia Imara

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Yas Shemirani  

Group: Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Category: Academic


Abstract: Stars are fundamental to astronomy, and how they form influences everything from exoplanet studies to cosmology.  Stars form in heavily obscured molecular clouds, and understanding the initial conditions of star formation persists as one of the leading problems of modern astrophysics.  Beyond the Milky Way—especially in high-redshift galaxies—the physical processes driving star formation become even more challenging to decipher.  In this talk, I will show how we can advance the field by making vital connections between local, extragalactic, and early universe star formation.  I will present state-of-the-art ALMA observations, which are opening new windows onto star formation in a wide variety of environments beyond the Milky Way.  I will then discuss theoretical models that explore the cosmological evolution of interstellar dust.


Speaker: Nia Imara, John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Web site: 

Host: Patrick Sheehan


If you know someone who would be interested in attending this talk, please contact Yas Shemirani ( to access the Zoom link.

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

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