First stars and first galaxies in the history of the universe
an IPMU Science Cafe 2021 “Universe” Event
Time & Date: 14:00~15:30, September 19 (Sun), 2021
Speaker: Park Hyunbae (Kavli IPMU Project Researcher)
Recommended age: Junior high school and above (the content is more appropriate for high school students. The event will be in English with no Japanese interpretation)
Seats: 60 (If the number of registrants exceeds the number of seats, participants will be drawn from a lottery)
Astronomy started when humanity started questioning the nature of celestial objects in daily life. We have answered many of those questions last several centuries thanks to a revolutionary development in science. Now the frontier of astronomy lies in the first generation of stars and galaxies in the history of the universe. We are studying these early galaxies to help reveal the origin of humankind and what we see in today’s universe. I would like to talk about the recent activities of astronomers on this global project.
About the Speaker
*Hyunbae joined Kavli IPMU in 2019. His area of expertise is cosmology.