Mar 06, 2014

Carlos Vera-Ciro, UW Astronomy Department

""How Stars move in Galactic Disks""

I will discuss the radial motion of stars in galactic disks, triggered by resonant-scattering with spiral structures. In particular, I will assess the importance of this process on the overall structure of the galaxy and revisit some controversial conclusions on the subject, such as the emergence of a thick disk and how this correlates with the conservation of some integrals of motion.

Event Details

Date:
Mar 06, 2014

Time:
3:30–5pm

Location:
4421 Sterling Hall

Notes:
Coffee served at 3:30pm; talk starts at 3:45pm

Speaker Host:
Audra Hernandez/Townsend

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