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.

Free

30 BB 03
University of Surrey
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH
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Overview

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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