Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium
- Datum: 16.05.2019
- Uhrzeit: 15:15 - 16:00
- Vortragender: Sui Ann Mao (MPI f. Radioastronomy)
- Ort: ESO
- Raum: Auditorium "Eridanus"
- Gastgeber: ESO
Dynamically important magnetic fields have been shown to play pivotal roles in processes that are closely linked to galaxy evolution. However, how galaxies and their magnetic fields have co-evolved since the early Universe remains an unsolved fundamental question in astro-plasma physics and cosmology. In this talk, I will describe how the advent of broadband radio polarimetry is revolutionizing the field of cosmic magnetism by enabling unambiguous and precise polarization measurements. Then, I will highlight several innovative studies on mapping galactic magnetic fields near and far: from the Milky Way/ nearby galaxies to distant galaxies. I will conclude by discussing the exciting prospects of decoding the origin and evolution of cosmic magnetic fields with Square Kilometre Array pathfinders and the next generation radio telescopes.