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***Union Station, Northampton***
Life Stories of the Shiest Galaxies:
The Quiet Lives of Quiet Galaxies
Why are there so many different types of galaxies?
Why do different galaxies develop into different shapes?
Does the normal matter in a galaxy have any effect on the dark matter?
What traces of a galaxy’s history can we uncover?
Jason Young is a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College, his research focuses on star formation in a wide variety of galaxies, ranging from active quasar host galaxies to quiet low surface brightness galaxies. He’s also taught a variety of astronomy and physics courses at Mount Holyoke, Amherst College, and Penn State.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Astronomy and Physics at the University of Arizona in 2005, and a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Pennsylvania State University in 2012.
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