Astrophiz 156 – Amirnezam Amiri – Metallicity and Galaxy Evolution

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Amirnezam Amiri is a PhD student at the department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Florence and a PhD researcher at Italy’s famous National Institute for Astrophysics and Astronomy (INAF) in Arcetri, Florence, Italy, and the focus of his research is on metallicity measurement in both star-forming and Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) galaxies.
Amirnezam was awarded the  Summer Internship Prize in Tenerife, at the Canary Islands Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Also, Amirnezam is doing fabulous science outreach. He has translated more than 8 books into the Persian language and he has written over 75 public articles in different popular journals and newspapers.
In this wonderful interview, Amirnizam tells us the breakthroughs by ancient Iranian and Persian astronomers and scientists and about the famous Persian Maragheh Observatory which was first established in 1259 and which became the model  for later observatories including the 15th, 16th and 18th centuries  in Samarkand, Constantinople and Jaipur.
Then Amirnezam walks us through metallicity, emission lines,  the nature of ionised gases and their influence on galaxy evolution and the instruments he uses to further his PhD research.
Join us in following Amirnezam’s fabulous astrophysics journey.

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