ALMA Recounts of Cosmic Conundrums

The European ARC network is launching the new virtual talk series "ALMA recounts of Cosmic Conundrums". In every talk of this series a major astronomical question is discussed. The invited speaker will describe the context of the question and then focuses on the ALMA contribution to the field, past and future. The aim of the series is to highlight the unparalleled contribution of ALMA to the broader astronomical landscape and to provide an outlook towards the future. The talks will be broadcasted through the Youtube channel of the European ALMA Regional Centre network and will remain available on the same channel afterwards.

How does the dynamics of galaxies evolve over cosmic time?

The next talk of the series will be presented by Francesca Rizzo (DAWN), on February 2 at 14:00 CET, and can be viewed on the Youtube channel of the European ALMA Regional Centre network.


Galaxies have a tumultuous life because their formation and evolution are driven by the interplay between several astrophysical processes: gas accretion, mergers, feedback from star formation and supernova explosions. How do these vigorous phenomena affect the physical properties of galaxies and their content of baryons and dark matter? In this talk, I will discuss how the study of the dynamics of galaxies allows us to answer this question from a unique perspective. I will specifically highlight the crucial role of ALMA observations in transforming our knowledge in this field through the first detailed measurements of the motions of gas in early galaxies. 






December 1, 2021

14:00 CET

How does dust enrichment around evolved stars work?

Leen Decin (KU Leuven)

January 12, 2022

14:00 CET

What is the coupling between molecular clouds, star formation and stellar feedback? Eva Schinnerer (MPIA Heidelberg)

February 2, 2022

14:00 CET

How does the dynamics of galaxies evolve over cosmic time?    Francesca Rizzo (DAWN Kopenhagen)

March 2, 2022

14:00 CET

How are the building blocks of life formed? Izaskun Jiménez-Serra (Centro de Astrobiología)

April 6, 2022

14:00 CEST

What is the role of filaments in star formation and how are they shaped?   
Alvaro Hacar (University of Vienna)

May 4, 2022

14:00 CEST

How and when does planet-formation happen in disks? Marco Tazzari (University of Cambridge)

June 1, 2022

14:00 CEST

What do comets tell us about the origin of Earth? Nicolas Biver (Observatoire Paris-Site de Meudon)

If you have any questions contact the European ARC network through the ALMA helpdesk.