Saturday, 21 March 2009

Black Holes, Bright Lights: Quasars as Probes of the Early Universe


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Black Holes, Bright Lights: Quasars as Probes of the Early Universe
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Sab. 21 Mar. 18:00 – Sab. 21 Mar. 19:0020090321T180000/20090321T190000
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The large amphitheater on the sim named StellaNova, http://slurl.com/secondlife/StellaNova/213/210/32/
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DescrizioneFrom: Troy McConaghy
troy.mcconaghy@gmail.com
MICA Popular Talk
Title: Black Holes, Bright Lights: Quasars as Probes of the Early Universe
Speaker: George Djorgovski (RL) / Curious George (SL)
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time (SL Time)
Location: The large amphitheater on the sim named StellaNova
SLURL: http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fslurl.com%2Fsecondlife%2FStellaNova%2F213%2F210%2F32%2F&usd=2&usg=AFQjCNEHLmwANSJKvrL78Ow8nDNzE6znsg
Abstract:
Quasars are the most powerful sources in the universe, believed to be powered by accretion of matter onto supermassive black holes in the cores of galaxies. Their formation and evolution likely traced the formation of galaxies themselves. Due to their brightness, they can be seen at very large distances, reaching to the times when the universe was less than a billion years old. They can be used to illuminate the early stages of evolution of galaxies, large scale structure, and the intergalactic medium.
This science talk is intended for the general public. All are welcome. It's part of a series of popular talks produced in association with the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA).
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