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September 2, 20214:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

The Dynamic Local Universe


Louis Strigari (Texas A&M University)


Casey Papovich

Event Details

New three-dimensional measurements of the positions and velocities of stars, in particular from the Gaia observatory, have provided unprecedented information on the dynamics of the Milky Way and nearby dwarf galaxies. I will discuss how these observations have impacted our understanding of hierarchical structure formation in the Universe, the Milky Way, and the Local Group of galaxies. I will discuss what we can expect to learn from future astrometric data and surveys, including connections to the nature of dark matter.

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