Emily Moravec, "Exploring the formative and explosive physics of merging galaxy clusters"Join us on October 4 at 2:30pm in White Hall G09 for a colloquium presented by Dr. Emily Moravec, postdoctoral fellow at Green Bank Observatory. She will speak on Exploring the formative and explosive physics of merging galaxy clusters. Continue reading for Dr. Moravec's abstract and biography.
In this talk, I will explore the effects of merging galaxy clusters on cluster galaxy populations such as radio-AGN and radio galaxies. First, I will present the results of an on-going investigation of the connection between galaxy cluster properties and radio galaxies at high redshift. Then I will talk about the effect of merging clusters on the morphology of radio-AGN in a low redshift sample of merging and non-merging clusters at low redshift. And lastly, I will present a multi-wavelength analysis of a particularly interesting high-redshift, massive cluster-cluster merger.
Dr. Emily Moravec is a postdoctoral fellow at Green Bank Observatory. She received her Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Florida. In 2020, she moved to Prague in the Czech Republic for her first postdoc to work at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences as a researcher and as a support scientist at the Czech node of the European ALMA Regional Center. And now she is back in the United States for her second postdoc at Green Bank Observatory. Emily is a radio astronomer who investigates the evolution of active galaxies and also enjoys being involved in science policy.