“Translating” my latest astrophysics research paper | Why galaxy colour does not equal galaxy shape


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My latest research paper, Smethurst et al. (2021) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2112.04507.pdf
Library of all my first author research papers (plus my PhD thesis!) – make sure to click on the “arXiv PDF” links to read for free – https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/search/…

Classify the shapes of galaxies on Galaxy Zoo: https://galaxyzoo.org/
Follow Galaxy Zoo team updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/galaxyzoo

Find my colleague Prof. Karen Masters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarenLMasters

00:00 – Introduction
01:43 – What does the shape of a galaxy tell us?
02:31 – Why do people use colour as a proxy for shape?
03:27 – The Galaxy Zoo project
05:04 – What does the colour of a galaxy tell us?
06:40 – How do you measure the colour of a galaxy?
08:29 – Red spirals and blue ellipticals
09:13 – So how bad is it if you use colour as a proxy?
12:02 – The implications
13:56 – Learn something new with Brilliant
15:00 – Bloopers

About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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