Phys Seminar: Structure and evolution of dwarf elliptical galaxies
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Title: Structure and evolution of dwarf elliptical galaxies

Speaker: Prof. Reynier Peletier ( Kapteyn Astronomical Institute,
Groningen, The Netherlands)

Date/Time: February 4, 2015 Wednesday at 13:40

Place: Sabancı University, FENS L062

Abstract:
As a result of better observations and new theoretical insights, our
picture of dwarf galaxies has been improving steadily in the last
years. In this talk I will discuss how we currently think that dwarf
elliptical galaxies, the most frequent galaxies in clusters of
galaxies, are being formed. I will show that this is very different
from the way giant galaxies form, and that the cluster environment is
playing a huge role in this process. While doing this, I will consider
in the detail the morphology, the rotational support and the stellar
populations of dwarf elliptical galaxies. I will end the presentation
by giving details about a new ultradeep photometric study of the
Fornax cluster, which is aimed at not only discovering more dwarfs,
but also the remains of mergers of galaxies in the cluster.