Category: Astronomy and Space Science
Event Format: Lecture
Date: July 30, 2014
Location: Western University, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, CA
PhD student Tyler Desjardins will discuss his research on compact galaxy groups.
Isolated compact galaxy groups provide a useful environment for the study of galaxy evolution. Due to their high number densities (similar to the cores of galaxy clusters) and low velocity dispersions, compact groups are ideal settings in which to study the effects of multi-galaxy interactions on the processing of gas in and out of galaxies, as well as tidally induced star formation. As part of the Multiwavelength HCG Collaboration, I am currently examining the location, amount, and phase (i.e., H i; X-ray) of gas between the galaxies in these groups.
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Physics and Astronomy Department, P&A Seminar Room PAB 100
Web Site Address: http://www.astro.uwo.ca/~tdesjard/Research.html