Galactic Dynamics, Bridges, and Tails

The Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4038/4039. Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team/B. Whitmore


The attending students will read Toomre & Toomre’s seminal 1972 paper Galactic Bridges and Tails (sections 2, 5, and 7). Then I will lead them through some of the historical context of “normal” galaxies and “peculiar” galaxies. I’ll connect the Toomres’ work to ongoing work in understanding galaxy evolution and how the Milky Way will evolve in the future.

Mar 27, 2023 5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Galactic Dynamics, Bridges, and Tails
Tinkham Veale University Center @ Case Western Reserve University
11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Ray Garner
Ray Garner
TAMU Astronomy Postdoctoral Researcher

I’m a scientist, Star Wars fan, and amateur photographer raised in Georgia. My research interests include galaxy evolution, star formation, satellite galaxies, and nebular diagnostics.