Lighting Up the Dark: How Galaxies Trace Dark Matter on Large Scales
Dr. Alison Coil
Associate Professor of Physics
University of California San Diego
Professor Coil earned a BA at Princeton in 1997 and a PhD at UC Berkeley in 2004. She was a Hubble Fellow at the University of Arizona from 2005 to 2008. She has been at UCSD since 2008, where she is currently an Associate Professor of Physics.Her research interests include observational cosmology, large-scale structure, galactic winds, and the formation and evolution of galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs).
Professor Coil will discuss how measurements of the spatial distribution of galaxies on very large scales constrain both our understanding of cosmology as well as the physics of galaxy evolution. She will discuss observed data and theoretical models of large-scale structure both in the nearby and distant Universe.
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