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Scarlet Speakers from the Heart of New Brunswick:

Galaxies as Star Forming Engines: Simulating the Turbulent Birth of Stars

Blakesley Burkhart, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers

Please join us virtually on April 6, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 


Blakesley Burkhart

Blakesley Burkhart is an assistant professor at Rutgers in the Physics and Astronomy Department and an associate research scientist at the Center for Computational Astrophysics in the Simons Foundation Flatiron Institute. Profesor Burkhart is honored to be a 2020 Packard Fellow and 2021 Sloan Fellow.

How do stars and planets form? The process of star formation has vexed researchers for decades due to the enormous scale of galaxies and the complexity of the physics involved. In this talk, Professor Burkhart will discuss the exciting advances in numerical simulations of star formation that have recently allowed for detailed comparisons with observational data from giant molecular star-forming clouds in our galaxy down to young newly forming solar systems.


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