A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe | Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil
a rare galaxy thats challenging our understanding of the universe

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What's it like to discover a galaxy -- and have it named after you? Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil lets us know in this quick talk about her team's surprising discovery of a mysterious new galaxy type. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED


Sara : "Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim”- Prophet Muhammad(SAW)

Massive Branflake : Her enthusiasm and passion makes me smile inside. I bet she’s a lovely person to talk to

SCV : "Oh, you have a street named after you? That's cute, I have a whole galaxy named after me!"

Tua Fatima : It's been a dream of mine that one day a hijabi women will deliver a ted talk on scientific research instead of fashion and dress stuff...

SHIVAM INDORE : the moment i saw the video .. i was damn sure about the nature of comments

dark day : Looks like Americans are, as usual, totally clueless. The Islamic world's contributions to astronomy are incalculable. "Azimuth" and "nadir" are Arabic words. If you aren't a total imbecile, that fact alone should put things in perspective.

Deniz Ayşe : This is one of the best ted talks ever among young scientists. You succeeded and put your mark on the world of the science. Turkey is proud of you. Turkish people are proud of you ^_^

Satrya Kurlova : Can't you guys just respect her and be happy that someone finally found something new? Im a muslim by choice and i totally don't mind with nonmuslims being good at this and that. I don't care if einstein a jew, or if stephen hawking an atheist. As long as they're being useful for humanity, i respect them and happy for their existance. If she's a muslim then just let her be. It's her life, not yours. What a spite 😓

And then I fired And I missed : The comment section gave me stage 4 cancer and serious loss of brain cells.

Hel Trom : 90% of the people talk about ''she discovers a new type of galaxy, yet thinks that the creator will be pissed off by exposing her hair'' like, in the first place why do u care ? Lol, she has a religion, she believes in it, and that's all, just enjoy the damn video guys :/

And then I fired And I missed : Comment section full of basement dwelling nacho eating fatasses who have done absolutely nothing with their life except falling from their chair and pissing themselves and hating on someone spreading knowledge just because she is a female muslim scientist? Tells you a lot about what they've achieved in their life.

Octobris : Imagine having a type of a freakin' galaxy named after you. Incredible.

t t : Tebrik eder başarılarınız devamını dilerim. Sizinle gurur duydum. Maşa-Allah 👍👏👏👏👏🏼👏🏼👏🏻👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿🇹🇷🇺🇸

Gonzalez Aramburu : So sad that many people in the comments are talking about the way shes wearing and not pay attenttion to her talking

Boris Stroganoffs : 👍 if u think her giggling at the end was the cutest thing ever!! Lol

MetaSteve777 : Respect to the people who only came to view and commented about the topic at hand...……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

hobaaa : If she can discover a rare galaxy, I don't care if she is regularly wrestling with pandas or wearing a turban. It's a similar kind of irrelevancy on her work. She might do it to prove the mightiness of her God, but the rest of us can simply interpret her findings as a curious step forward to re-realize how little we know about this universe!

Abdul Wahid : I just came here to see all the hate comments, wasn’t disappointed Also she seems very passionate about this discovery, god bless her

MELLIA Montana : I forgive all the racist comments. LOVE WINS.

Elif Erin : Proud of you, Burçin. Keep going! We will always sopport you.

Jordan Lee : You can tell how passionate and happy she is talking about this. Great talk!

Omar R : interesting video ,,,i wish the comments tackled the scientific side of it rather than the religious and culture of her

Toni Jam : That’s pretty awesome :) well done.

Lord Touch-me : what a sad comment section :/

Friends r like family : 2 minute silence for the racist in the comment section 🙏

Lazarus Kent : Beyoncé like that galaxy so she put a ring on it... oops there’s more ring on it! She loved it. You go girl! Great explanation and I want to have my own galaxy named after me haha. Ps. Am I the only one who’s not concerned about how she dressed or about her religion? I should not have come near the comment section... such a toxic waste land.

Sam Geurdi : This comment section is a toxic waste dump

Musketeer009 : This is about Galaxies guys, nothing else. My theory is that there's a giant super-massive black hole in the centre of the galaxy causing the empty centre. The gravity waves from this hole have corralled the starts into a ring. A Smaller black hole in the galaxy, is orbiting the centre and has cleared a gap in the ring, resulting in two rings. The older redder stars are towards the centre and the newer brighter stars are in the outer ring. Just my theory and I'm happy to have it shot down....'coz I'm sure someone will be all belligerent about it and get worked up in some way or another. Congratulations to Burçin and her team for finding it. 👍

Syed Mehedi Hasan : Extremely random people making out of context random comments and expecting satisfactory one line answers. Well, thats the most they can do in their boring worthless life. You go girl...loved your talk!

D Wilson : A bright, educated and highly talented female scientist from a community where women are regularly marginalized and subjugated.. So she is taking the open stage, speaking in public, might makes some douchebags and control freaks to freak out.. Go girl.. carry on spreading knowledge.. God bless..

N. L. G. : I used to think naming discoveries after the people who discovered them was silly and egotistical, but you know what? This changed my mind. Burcin and her team worked hard, and just look how pumped she is! Damn right we're putting your name on that gatdam thang! Anyway, so now we wait for someone to find a galaxy with *three* rings, right? (Also, what's the leading theory on how these puppies form? Some sort of impact?)

annakeye : Ms Mutlu-Pakdil is so obviously full of the joys that doing what you love brings. Like a female Neil deGrasse Tyson, she doesn't stop smiling. Bravo Burçin and your team and congratulations on this fascinating discovery. I hope to hear more soon.

I Love Bees : Haha, this TedTalk should be titled "A rare combination of topic and speaker is challenging youtube commenters' small world-view"

Awesome Katie : Wow. You are amazing Burcin!! #girlpower

İbrahim : Tebrikler 🇹🇷

Cyber Valdez : I dunno lady but the bubble planet I recently discovered is still more interesting, im extracting its resources now

Muizz Hakim : Warning: this comment section has 60-70% comments that are not related to the video. Some even contains hate. You have been warned

Dexter Diamond : 😂😂 The difference between the "video" and the "comments" though... I wish I had just watched the video and left here. And the video be longer that this. Love you my sister! Keep going!

Bang Obet : i ser TED + Science + Galaxy + Hijab....i clicked

Ben Sommer : “I named a galaxy after me OMG!” No further explanation

Ric Capucho : Burçin’s Galaxy... has a great ring to it. Pun intended. :-)

rahul singh : She is soo happy about expanding universe ....... Allahamdulillah

Zach Van Harris JR : As-salaam-alaikum ✌💜👑🤗 - Zach Van Harris JR

OneReligionIslam : Mubarak...All praise to Allah, the Lord of the Universe...Creator of the Known and the Un-Known.

Nicholas Bevan : Chukran, Ma´m. Many thnx .Blessing be with u ,better morrows in your wake! *=*

Mad araH : I see a woman wearing a hijab and i already know the comments are gonna be stage 4 cancer

skrrt skrrt : I cant even name my Gaming account while she named a whole galaxy haha, talk abow accomplishments

Anonymous : Burçin, we are so proud of you as Turkish community. Great work

Aldo Zulfikar : Congrats for every astronomical student! now your book getting thicker and thicker