Abstract: The Circumgalactic Medium (CGM) encompasses the gas and dust spread throughout the extended galactic halo. Recent studies over the past decade indicate that the CGM is crucial in bridging the inner parts of galaxies with local large-scale structures, as well as in regulating galaxy formation and evolution. In my talk, I'll begin with an overview of the CGM. Then, I will focus on a specific galaxy: our own Milky Way. Given the abundant data available for the Milky Way, it's an ideal candidate for testing various CGM-related theories and models. I will discuss the gaseous components of its CGM and share findings from several of our group's research projects. Finally, I will explore the prospects of CGM research in light of current and planned observatories and missions, both domestically and internationally.
Short Bio: 方陶陶教授，现任厦门大学天文系系主任、“闽江”特聘教授。获国家杰出青年、科技部创新人才称号，并入选第三批国家万人计划领军人才。任中国天文学会十四、十五届理事会常务理事、中国空间站望远镜科学委员会委员等职，长期从事星系形成演化、宇宙大尺度结构等相关研究。