Fellows' Presentation

Mapping by Starlight—The Search for Our Cosmic Ancestry

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by João Alves RI '19

Free and open to the public.


During his Radcliffe fellowship, João Alves plans to construct the most accurate map of the local neighborhood (3,000-light-year radius). Combining both space and ground-based observational data, he plans to build the first map of the space motion of gas and investigate how giant gas clouds, the nurseries of stars, came to be.