Episode 42: The Changing Neighborhood: Stars and their Galaxies, with Christine Wilson

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Feature Guest: Christine Wilson


No neighborhood avoids change, and that certainly includes the neighborhood around stars. As the stars that populate galaxies form and develop through their life cycle, how exactly do they change the interstellar medium and drive galaxy evolution? and what larger processes are at play governing the interaction between stars and the galaxies they call home? To help us answer these questions Christine Wilson joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot.


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On today’s Current in Space, Benjamin offers new discoveries helping to date the age of the Marsian surafce. Then Dave tells us how the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole Sagitarrius A Stars has some life in it yet.

About Christine Wilson

Christine Wilson is professor of radio astronomy at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She has worked with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, the Submillimeter Array and the Herschel Space Observatory. She is currently on research leave as Canadian project scientist at the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, or ALMA,  a large international collaboration involving europe, north america and japan. Her work studies star formation through observational work with large galactic surveys.


Christine Wilson McMaster Physics and Astronomy Department Page

Origins Institute International Year of Astronomy 2009 Lecture

Professor Christine Wilson is Elected to the Royal Society of Canada (Sept. 9, 2013) (Canadian Astronomical Society)

Dr. Christine Wilson – “Galaxy Collisions, Star Formation and Galactic Evolution” (Video on McMaster University TV, on YouTube)

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