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August 10th 2016:Exploring Galaxies in Outer Space and Academic Leadership Through the Journey of a Leading Female Astronomer

Outer space - does it allure and call out to you? Does it fascinate you to ponder how the universe and galaxies come into being? How do galaxies grow over time and change dramatically across different regions of outer space? How do they grow their stars, black holes, and dark matter? These are some of the questions that drive the research of this episode's guest, Dr. Shardha Jogee. She will share her early deep fascination with science, how she dared to dream big, and how it all culminated against all odds in her career as an astronomer, professor, and chair of the Department of Astronomy at

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Dr. Shardha Jogee

Dr. Shardha Jogee is a professor, astronomer, and the chair of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge in England, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. Prior to joining UT Austin, she conducted research at Caltech and the Space Telescope Science Institute, which oversees the scientific operations of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the future James Webb Space Telescope. At UT, Dr. Jogee teaches classes for undergraduate and PhD students, and conducts research to explore how galaxies and their constituent stars, black holes, and dark matter halos grow across cosmic tim
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