Cosmic Origins: Black holes, galaxies and the large-scale structure

Prof. Dr. Roderik Overzier, Observatório Nacional

Extra-galactic astrophysics is a wonderful field that involves objects as
small as a grain of dust and as large as the entire universe. I will
present an overview of the evolution of the cosmic web and the galaxies it
contains from the earliest times to the present-day. I will highlight the
role of technological advances in telescopes, survey projects and
cosmological simulations that are expected to revolutionize this field in
the coming years.