3pm - 4pm

Thursday 4 October 2018

The impact of bars on star formation in disc galaxies

Astrophysics seminar: Professor Philip James will talk about how galactic bars influence the star formation properties of their host galaxies.


30 BB 03
University of Surrey
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Professor Philip James will talk about the observational evidence for bars having a controlling influence on the star formation properties of their host galaxies. How strong are the effects, what types of galaxies are affected, what are the evolutionary time scales of bar-driven processes, and can analysis of associated stellar populations be used to constrain bar lifetimes?

His approach will be largely observational, but he will also present some initial results from a comparison with numerical simulations of barred galaxies.

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