The emergence of Low Surface Brightness Galaxies
Dr. A. Di Cintio
Low Surface Brightness galaxies are extremely dark matter dominated, faint objects hardly distinguishable from the night sky. In the last decade it has became clear that large numbers of LSB galaxies exist, opening a new window on galaxy evolution and formation. How do such diffuse galaxies form and evolve, and what is their connection to the more recently discovered Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies? How are they linked to their dark matter haloes, and how do they fit within the current cosmological model of galaxy formation?
I will make use of state-of-the-art, sophisticated hydrodynamical cosmological simulations to answer these questions.