Meet the Woman Who Wants to Solve the Universe's Mysteries

Juna Kollmeier, former Junior Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, wants to understand the substance of the universe: What forms space structures like galaxies, supermassive black holes, and the intergalactic medium that fills the gaps between galaxies? “On every physical scale that you look at, there are processes that make intricate and complex patterns that we see,” says Kollmeier, an astrophysicist with the Carnegie Institution for Science. And, she argues, we’re capable of understanding it all.

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