Mapping the Milky Way outer disk with LAMOST

Dr. Haifeng Wang

Abstract

Based on radial profiles, disk can be divided into three categories:Type I, classical single exponential (10%); Type II, down-bending joint exponential (60%); Type III, up-bending joint exponential (30%). Milky Way is the benchmark for the research of the disk Galaxy formation and evolution! And the outer disks of galaxies present a unique laboratory for studying the process of disk formation and it can provide us with a direct view of disk assembly in progress. I will introduce my recent work about the milky way outer disk. And some highlights about our group works with LAMOST data will also be mentioned.

About the talk

Mapping the Milky Way outer disk with LAMOST
Dr. Haifeng Wang
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Thursday June 22, 2017
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