Greetings from Kuala Lumpur
A couple of members of the Galaxy Zoo team were in Malaysia over the last week at this conference, organised by the University of Nottingham:
On Friday morning Steven and Ramin gave talks featuring our results on how galaxy morphology changes depending on the environment where a galaxy lives, how that affect varies with how massive a galaxy is, and comparing with what we see in terms of galaxy colours. Galaxy Zoo’s clear indication that there is an important population of red spirals in dense environments tied in very well with the theme of the conference and the discussion we’ve had over the past week. Both talks were well received – everyone is really interested in the things we can do with the fabulous dataset you’ve all helped to produce. Our recent startling discovery also received a brief mention!
Everyone agrees that it’s been a really excellent conference, full of interesting talks and useful discussions, and a very enjoyable social side too. We’re already looking forward to the next!