Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil: A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe
Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil: A galáxia que desafia a nossa compreensão 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 do que já foi observado.
and our assumptions
e as nossas suposições
these common galaxies form and evolve.
galáxias comuns se formam e evoluem.
how rare galaxies form and evolve.
se formam e evoluem as galáxias raras.
is Hoag's Object.
é o Objeto de Hoag.
surrounded by a circular outer ring,
rodeado por um anel exterior circular,
types of galaxies currently known.
de galáxias já conhecidas.
in 1,000 galaxies.
em cada 1000 galáxias.
in the outer ring are just floating there
exterior estão ali apenas a flutuar
discovered is even rarer
descobriu ainda é mais rara
and search for these objects,
e procuramos estes objetos
in the background,
aparecem lá ao fundo,
to Hoag's Object,
muito semelhante ao Objeto de Hoag,
and circular outer ring.
e o anel circular exterior.
we discovered another Hoag's Object.
descoberto outro Objeto de Hoag.
this is an entirely new galaxy type,
que é um tipo de galáxia totalmente novo,
as "Burçin's Galaxy."
como a Galáxia de Burçin.
this galaxy anytime soon.
light years away from Earth.
de anos-luz da Terra.
of the nearby galaxies.
com diferentes luzes
like a scar or wrinkles,
como as cicatrizes e as rugas,
in different light
de uma galáxia sob diferentes luzes
their origin and evolution.
a sua origem e evolução.
may blind our views of faint features,
quanto a características fracas,
when you are blinded by the intense light.
quando estamos cegos pela luz intensa.
have an outer ring,
explaining the origin of the outer ring
a origem do anel exterior
this mysterious second ring.
este misterioso segundo anel.
nenhum mecanismo conhecido
ring in such a peculiar galaxy.
interior numa galáxia tão peculiar.
clearly highlights the gap
ilustra claramente a lacuna
sobre a evolução da galáxia.
this extremely rare galaxy was formed
esta galáxia extremamente rara se formou
on how the universe works.
como funciona o universo.
that we still have a lot to learn,
que ainda temos muito a aprender
deeper and deeper in space
cada vez mais o 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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