"We want to know how the most extreme galaxies were formed in the early universe"

Interview with Caitlin Casey

When she was a child, Caitlin Casey went to the planetarium of her school very often, fascinated by the celestial objects that she could discover there. Years later, already as a professor of Astronomy at the University of Texas, Austin (USA), she confesses that her passion for this science was born at that time and today she enjoys teaching and investigating her favorite subjects: the most massive and luminous galaxies in the Universe, so extreme and complex objects that they pose a challenge to cosmological simulations. Using submillimeter observations, she is decided to discover how these galaxies formed and evolved from just after the Big Bang to our days. Caitlin Casey recently visited the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) within the Severo Ochoa Program of Visiting Researchers, which seeks to deepen scientific collaborations among leading research institutions. >> Read the interview

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