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Amina Helmi delivers 2022 Halley Lecture at Oxford University

26 October 2022
Prof. Amina Helmi
Prof. dr. Amina Helmi

The lecture will take place on Thursday 27 October and is entitled 'Dynamics and history of the Milky Way'. The Halley Lecture at Oxford University was founded by the late Henry Wilde, upon the return of Comet Halley in 1910. The lecture is held annually on a topic related to astronomy or geophysics. The Halley lecture is one of the most prestigious lecture series from Oxford University's Department of Astrophysics, with a focus on astrophysics and planetary science. The series has been running for over a century and includes a number of Nobel laureates on the list.

‘Dynamics and history of the Milky Way’

Abstract: Our understanding of the Milky Way and its constituents is undergoing a revolutionary change driven primarily by the Gaia space mission, and which is further reinforced when combined with spectroscopic surveys from the ground. In the Halley lecture, I will highlight a few of the results stemming from the analysis of the truly spectacular Gaia data releases. In particular, I will focus on the dynamics and history of the Milky Way, with special emphasis on what we have learned about its assembly thus far.

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Gaia observes the Milky Way. Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Milky Way: ESA/Gaia/DPAC; CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO. Acknowledgement: A. Moitinho.
Gaia observes the Milky Way
Announcement of Halley Lecture by the Oxford University
Dynamics and History of the Milky Way
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