Virtual Babelsberg Starry Night
The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 20 May 2021 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.
On Thursday, starting at 6 p.m., Dr. Marcel Pawlowski's lecture on the topic "Dark matter and the dance of the dwarf galaxies" from the Babelsberg Starry Night series will be online.
Large galaxies like our Milky Way are surrounded by a multitude of smaller dwarf galaxies. Cosmological computer simulations predict that these dwarf galaxies perform a chaotic dance. Observations, however, point to a surprisingly orderly choreography. This discrepancy challenges our model of cosmology and galaxy formation, and could fundamentally challenge our understanding of dark matter and gravity.
This season, the Babelsberg Starry Nights will not take place on site at the AIP, but will come straight to your home: on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. The lectures are available at
and can be viewed at any time afterwards.