Formation and Evolution of Galaxies

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Literature

Presentations

Part of your grade (60%) will be based on oral presentations. To allow sufficient time for discussion and introduction to the next topic, the presentations should not be longer than 20-25 minutes.

Each student must choose one topic from the list below and give the presentation on the indicated date.

List of topics

Schedule of presentations

Computer projects

Schedule


Week 1

Lecture, Tuesday 06.02.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG00.058
-Lecture: Introduction - classical and modern theories for galaxy formation
Observational facts
-Literature: MBW chapter 1, 2.3, 2.4

Tutorial, Fri 09.02.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG01.029


Week 2

Lecture, Tuesday 20.02.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG00.058
-Lecture: Basics of cosmology (redshift, distances)
Development and growth of density perturbations
-Literature: MBW chapter 3.1, 3.2
MBW chapter 4.1.6, 5.1, 5.4

Tutorial, Fri 23.02.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG01.029


Week 3

Lecture, Tuesday 27.02.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG00.058
-Presentations: Press-Schechter theory (Joris Kersten)
Merger trees (Luc IJspeert)
-Lecture: Stellar populations
-Literature: MBW chapter 7.2; Press & Schechter 1974, ApJ 187, 425
MBW chapter 7.3; Lacey & Cole 1993, MNRAS 262, 627; Fakhouri et al. 2010, MNRAS 406, 2267
MBW chapter 2.1, 10.2, 10.3

Computer practicum, Thu 01.03.2018, 10:45 - 12:30, HG03.761


Week 4

Lecture, Tuesday 06.03.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG00.058
-Presentations: Extremely metal-poor stars (Michelle Wassink)
Stellar populations of dwarf galaxies (Niek Gerfen)
-Lecture: Chemical evolution
-Literature: Frebel & Norris 2015, ARA&A 53, 631
Tolstoy et al. 2009, ARA&A 47, 371; McConnachie 2012, MNRAS 356, 979
MBW chapter 10.4, 11.8

Computer practicum, Thu 08.03.2018, 10:45 - 12:30, HG03.761


Week 5

Lecture, Tuesday 13.03.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG00.058
-Presentations: Young massive clusters (Gerard Hillebrink)
-Lecture: Star formation in galaxies
-Literature: Portegies Zwart et al. 2010, ARA&A 48, 431
MBW chapter 9.1-9.5

Computer practicum, Thu 15.03.2018, 10:45 - 12:30, HG03.761


Week 6

Lecture, Tuesday 20.03.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG00.058
-Presentations: The Initial Mass Function (Thomas Wijte)
-Lecture: Gaseous halos
-Literature: MBW Chapter 9.6; Bastian et al. 2010, ARA&A 48, 339
MBW Chapter 8.1 - 8.5

Computer practicum, Thu 22.03.2018, 10:45 - 12:30, HG03.761


Week 7

Lecture, Tuesday 27.03.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG00.058
-Presentations: Observational tests, cooling flows (Sofia Athanasiadou)
-Lecture: Disc galaxies
-Literature: MBW Chapter 8.8; Fabian 1994, ARA&A 32, 277
MBW Chapter 11.1 - 11.5

Computer practicum, Thu 29.03.2018, 10:45 - 12:30, HG03.761


Week 8

Lecture, Tuesday 17.04.2018, 13:45 - 15:30, HG00.058
-Presentations: Bulges & Pseudobulges (Patrick Willemsen)
Spiral structure (Danielle Pieterse)
-Lecture: Galaxy interactions and transformations
-Literature: MBW Chapter 11.5.4; Kormendy & Kennicutt 2004, ARA&A 42, 603
MBW Chapter 11.6; Shu 2016, ARA&A 54, 667
MBW Chapter 12

Computer practicum, Thu 19.04.2018, 10:45 - 12:30, HG03.761


Last updated: 14.04.2018 by Søren S. Larsen