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Astronomy Colloquium
How do galaxies in the nearby Universe grow?
Date: Thursday, April 1st
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: Zoom meeting(see Abstract ) Coffee and tea 3:30pm, Talk 3:45pm
Speaker: Sanchayeeta Borthakur,, Arizona State
Abstract: Galaxy growth is a slow but continuous process. The observed properties of galaxies suggest that accretion must continue to support star formation. However, direct observational evidence of gas flows into galaxies have been extremely hard to come by. One of the most promising regions in our search has been the disk-halo interface, where we are uncovering signs of gas condensation.

In this talk, I will discuss the results from our ongoing DIISC (Deciphering the Interplay between the ISM, Stars, and the CGM) survey, which probes the disk-halo interface. I'll discuss our findings in terms of the signpost of gas accretion and galactic feedback. I'll also show evidence that structures such as high-velocity clouds and extra-planar gas seen in the Milky Way and a few other galaxies are indeed prevalent in most galaxies. These gaseous structures represent a pathway for gas accretion into galaxies and can be one of the primary ways how galaxies accrete gas in the nearby Universe.
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Host: Professor Amy Barger UW Astronomy
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