Description: Star formation and accreting black holes fundamentally change how a galaxy evolves with time. However, to fully explain this evolution, we must understand how small-scale changes affect global properties.
This talk will focus on the spatially resolved sources that power observed emission in other nearby galaxies, and the dust that obscures it. Dr. Mallory Molina will present her work with Hubble Space Telescope data to study the local environment around black holes. She found that small-scale shocks significantly contribute to the large-scale emission. She will discuss her work on the obscuration of light from star forming regions. She will compare her results to that from the integrated galaxy light, and find important differences and relationships between the way dust affects gas and starlight on the two scales.