Golden Webinars – R. Brent Tully – "Galaxy Flows and the Formation of Large Scale Structure"

The ‘Golden Webinars in Astrophysics’ series seeks to bring forefront research in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology to the public in the English and Spanish language. Our speaker of the Golden Webinar on June 19th, 2020 was Brent Tully, who is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Tully is working in the field of galaxy structure and near-field cosmology. He has pioneered the study of scaling relations of galaxies finding that their mass is related to their luminosity, a relation which today carries his name, the Tully-Fisher relation. With this technique he was able to derive the 3D locations of galaxies and show that they are distributed in a web-like structure. More recently he showed that the Laniakea supercluster of galaxies is home to the Milky Way based on the relative velocities of galaxies. In 2014, he received the Gruber Prize in Cosmology for his fundamental contributions.

The panel of the June 19th, 2020 ‘Golden Webinar’ consisted of:
• R. Brent Tully – speaker
• Patricio González – interpreter, patricio.gonzalez.interprete@gmail.com
• Thomas H. Puzia – co-host, faculty at the Institute of Astrophysics (IA)
• Evelyn Johnston – co-host, postdoc at IA
• Alejandro Clocchiatti – faculty at IA
• Ezequiel Treister – faculty at IA
• Felipe Barrientos – faculty at IA
• Demetra De Cicco – postdoc at IA
• Paul Eigenthaler – postdoc at IA
• Giuseppe D’Ago – postdoc at IA
• Cristobal Moya – graduate student at IA
• Jonathan Quirola – graduate student at IA
• Yara Jaffe – professor at University of Valparaiso
• John Blakeslee – Chief Scientist, Gemini Observatory
• Bryan Miller – astronomer, Gemini Observatory
• Ricardo Acevedo – Q&A manager, outreach team IA
• Daniela Fernandez – Q&A manager, outreach team IA
• Carol Rojas – Q&A manager, head of outreach Las Campanas Observatory

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