Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil: A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe
Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil: Uma galáxia rara que está desafiando nosso entendimento do universo
Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil studies the structure and dynamics of galaxies to help us understand how they form and evolve. Full bio
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galaxies in the universe.
de galáxias no universo
an extremely rare one,
uma extremamente rara,
quite like anything observed before.
com nada observado até agora.
and our assumptions
these common galaxies form and evolve.
as galáxias comuns se formam e evoluem.
how rare galaxies form and evolve.
para as galáxias raras.
is Hoag's Object.
surrounded by a circular outer ring,
cercado por um anel circular externo,
types of galaxies currently known.
mais raros atualmente conhecidos.
in 1,000 galaxies.
in the outer ring are just floating there
estão flutuando no anel externo
a se tornarem mais intrigantes.
discovered is even rarer
descobriu é ainda mais rara
que o Objeto de Hoag.
and search for these objects,
in the background,
aparecem no plano de fundo,
to Hoag's Object,
ao Objeto de Hoag,
and circular outer ring.
e anel circular externo.
we discovered another Hoag's Object.
ter descoberto um outro Objeto de Hoag.
this is an entirely new galaxy type,
é um tipo de galáxia completamente novo,
as "Burçin's Galaxy."
this galaxy anytime soon.
light years away from Earth.
359 milhões de anos luz distante da Terra.
of the nearby galaxies.
e próxima ao infravermelho.
like a scar or wrinkles,
como cicatrizes e rugas,
in different light
their origin and evolution.
sua origem e evolução.
may blind our views of faint features,
pode ofuscar luzes mais fracas,
when you are blinded by the intense light.
para nos proteger de uma luz intensa.
have an outer ring,
um anel externo,
um anel interno difuso.
explaining the origin of the outer ring
para explicar a origem do anel externo
this mysterious second ring.
esse segundo anel misterioso.
ring in such a peculiar galaxy.
interno nessa galáxia tão peculiar.
clearly highlights the gap
claramente destaca as lacunas
sobre a evolução das galáxias.
this extremely rare galaxy was formed
galáxia extremamente rara se formou
on how the universe works.
de como o universo funciona.
that we still have a lot to learn,
que ainda temos muito a aprender,
deeper and deeper in space
cada vez mais a fundo no espaço
ABOUT THE SPEAKERBurçin Mutlu-Pakdil - Astrophysicist
Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil studies the structure and dynamics of galaxies to help us understand how they form and evolve.
Why you should listen
Dr. Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil is searching for the most peculiar objects in the Universe. Her research has led to a discovery of an extremely rare galaxy with a unique circular structure, which is now commonly referred to as Burçin's Galaxy. Her work has provided the first description of a double-ringed elliptical galaxy, challenging current theories and assumptions about how the universe works and how galaxies start and evolve.
Mutlu-Pakdil earned her PhD at the University of Minnesota, and her undergraduate degree is from Bilkent University in Turkey. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at University of Arizona and a 2018 TED Fellow. She spends most of her time searching for hierarchical structure at the scale of dwarf galaxies as a novel test of the Cold Dark Matter paradigm. She uses data gathered in a large range of wavelengths from premier telescopes worldwide and wants to learn more about how the Universe came to be the way it is today.
Mutlu-Pakdil's findings have been featured by CNN, Science Daily, Astronomy Magazine, Independent and MPR News, among many others. Damon Brown wrote in his regular Inc. Magazine online column: “Many organizations are dedicated to filling the STEM pipeline with more girls and women. Others are supporting the cause by being an example. TED Fellow Burçin is representing by being one of the most notable astrophysicists today.”
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