Category Archives: galaxies

AstroMcGill Episode 73 – Vikram Ravi



Vikram discusses Fast Radio Bursts, mysterious, millisecond-long, intense bursts of radio waves that probably come from beyond the Milky Way Galaxy.

Guest: Vikram Ravi (California Institute of Technology).

Hosts: Erik Madsen and Robert Archibald.

Duration: 16 minutes.

Production: Nick Adelson.


AstroMcGill Episode 65 – Beth Wilman



We discussed how astronomers can studied cosmology, the formation and evolution of the Universe, by observing nearby dwarfs galaxies, instead of extremely distant galaxies at the edge of the Universe.

Guest: Beth Willman (Haverford College).

Hosts: Erik Madsen and Gabrielle Simard.

Duration: 23 minutes.

Production: James O’Callaghan.


AstroMcGill Episode 48 – Mariska Kriek



Guest: Mariska Kriek (U. of California, Berkeley)

Mariska’s work is focused on the study of galaxies. We discussed how galaxies formed, how they evolved across cosmic times, and how they form stars from the gas and dust they contain.

Host: James Kennedy and Ryan Lynch

Duration: 23 minutes

Production: James O’Callaghan.


AstroMcGill Episode 28 – Aaron Parsons



Guest: Aaron Parsons  (UC, Berkeley). We talked about the PAPER experiment, which is hoping to shed light on the end of the “dark ages” of the Universe, just as the first stars and galaxies started to form.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sean Griffin.

Duration: 19 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 22 – Chelsea Sharon



Guest: Chelsea Sharon (Rutgers University). We talked about the study of star formation in very distant galaxies.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 18 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 12 – Joaquin Viera



Guest: Joaquin Viera (CalTech). We discussed his research focused on bright and distant galaxies discovered with the South Pole Telescope and observed with the ALMA telescope.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 17 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 11 – Kristen Coppin & James Geach



Guest: Kristen Coppin and James Geach (both post-doctoral researchers at McGill University). We interviewed Kristen and Jim to discuss their results, recently published in a press release. They discovered a large structure of packed galaxies joining two galaxy clusters. We discussed this new result and its implications.

Hosts: James KennedySebastien Guillot and Ryan Lynch.

Duration: 14 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 4 – Keith Vanderlinde



Guest: Keith Vanderlinde, CIFAR Junior Fellow at McGill University. We discussed his research on cosmology and galaxy clusters, as part of the South Pole Telescope collaboration.

Hosts: James Kennedy, Sebastien Guillot and Ryan Lynch.

Duration: 23 minutes.


AstroMcGill Episode 3 – George Helou



Guest: George Helou, Executive director of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at CalTech, and deputy director of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Science team. We discussed his scientific research: Space infrared astronomy and galaxies.

Hosts: James Kennedy and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 24 minutes.