University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
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Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Bullock conducts cosmological research and directs the multicampus UC Southern California Center for Galaxy Evolution. The question driving his research is not a why but a what, as he attempts to define the characteristics of one of the most elusive and mysterious things in the universe.
The Local Group and the tiny galaxies that surround the Milky Way provide unique and detailed data sets for testing ideas in cosmology and galaxy formation. In this talk I will discuss how numerical simulations coupled with local "near-field" observations are informing our understanding of dark matter, the formation of the first galaxies, and the physical processes that act at the threshold of galaxy formation.
Light refreshments will be provided at 3:30pm in PHY 308.