The Life Cycle of Galaxies

Dr Romeel Davé


Dr Davé is a theoretical astrophysicist who uses supercomputer simulations to study how the visible Universe evolves from the Big Bang until today.

Our most powerful telescopes reveal a universe filled with galaxies that come in a dizzying range of shapes, sizes, colours, and environments. How this diverse population arose over 14 billion years from the primordial Universe is a fascinating and complex story that astronomers are only now beginning to piece together. It’s a story worthy of a Hollywood movie, including lurking villains, dangerous neighbourhoods, and powerful explosions that put a Michael Bay movie to shame. In this talk, Dr Davé told the life story of galaxies as we now understand it, by combining multi-wavelength galaxy surveys and state of the art supercomputer simulations.

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