Bill Janesh (Case Western Reserve University)
The Local Group is our cosmic neighborhood — home to the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, and dozens of smaller objects called dwarf galaxies. Dwarf galaxies are valuable tools for answering questions about how the Universe works. How do stars and galaxies form and change over time? How do galaxies interact with each other? What is a galaxy, anyway? In this talk, we will take a closer look at some of the dwarf galaxies in the Local Group and how they can contribute to our knowledge of the Universe.
Bill Janesh is an Instructor in the Astronomy Department at Case Western Reserve University, and a Cleveland native. His research interests are focused on finding even more dwarf galaxies in the Local Group, what happens to these galaxies as they interact with big galaxies, and using large datasets and computational resources to do astronomy.