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Faculty Talk to Shed Light on Life of Milky Way Galaxy, Nov. 29

The Faculty Lecture Series for Fall 2012 will conclude with a presentation about the life of the Milky Way Galaxy. The talk is hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

Faculty Lecture Series
“The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of the Milky Way Galaxy”
Stefan J. Kautsch, Ph.D., assistant professor
Thursday, Nov. 29
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Alvin Sherman Library | Second Floor Gallery

Kautsch’s talk will discuss the formation and evolution of the Milky Way system, which was born from a collapsing gas reservoir embedded in a dark matter halo. After its birth, the Galaxy evolved and interacted with other galaxies. In the future, the Milky Way will be destroyed during a violent galaxy-galaxy collision, a fate that will begin in about three billion years. However, according to modern theories, this is not the end, and the Milky Way will be reborn and start a new life cycle.

The Faculty Lecture Series draws from the knowledge and expertise of more than 120 full-time faculty members within the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The series explores the faculty’s diverse areas of interest in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biological sciences. These talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Doan, Ph.D., professor at the college, at (954) 262-8207.