Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil: A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe
Burčin Mutlu-Pakdil (Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil): Retka galaksija koja dovodi u pitanje naše razumevanje univerzuma
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.
an extremely rare one,
quite like anything observed before.
and our assumptions
these common galaxies form and evolve.
ovih uobičajenih galaksija.
how rare galaxies form and evolve.
i razvijaju retke galaksije.
is Hoag's Object.
zadaje muke je Hoagov objekat.
surrounded by a circular outer ring,
okruženo kružnim spoljašnim prstenom,
types of galaxies currently known.
trenutno poznate galaksije.
in 1,000 galaxies.
in the outer ring are just floating there
prstena samo lebde tu,
discovered is even rarer
and search for these objects,
in the background,
to Hoag's Object,
and circular outer ring.
we discovered another Hoag's Object.
otkrili još jedan Hoagov objekat.
this is an entirely new galaxy type,
da je to potpuno novi tip galaksije
as "Burçin's Galaxy."
this galaxy anytime soon.
u skorije vreme.
light years away from Earth.
svetlosnih godina od Zemlje.
of the nearby galaxies.
na drugačijoj svetlosti -
i blisko infracrvenoj.
like a scar or wrinkles,
poput ožiljka ili bora
in different light
na drugačijoj svetlosti
their origin and evolution.
njeno poreklo i razvoj.
may blind our views of faint features,
da zakloni neupadljive karakteristike,
when you are blinded by the intense light.
kada vas zaslepi sunčeva svetlost.
have an outer ring,
explaining the origin of the outer ring
this mysterious second ring.
taj misteriozni drugi prsten.
koji može da objasni
ring in such a peculiar galaxy.
u tako neobičnoj galaksiji.
clearly highlights the gap
jasno ističe nedostatak
this extremely rare galaxy was formed
kako se ova vrlo retka galaksija formirala
on how the universe works.
kako univerzum funkcioniše.
that we still have a lot to learn,
da imamo još da učimo
deeper and deeper in space
što dublje u svemir
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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