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Events & exhibitions
event • Fellows' Presentation

The Rise of the Milky Way

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
Joao Alves speaking in front of a podium
Joao Alves speaking at Radcliffe about the rise of the Milky Way. Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

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.

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Radcliffe Wave image in the galaxy

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