Galaxy ecology with SDSS

Dr. Anna Pasquali

Abstract

It has been thirty years since the seminal work of Alan Dressler on the density-morphology relation, which established environment as a driving mechanism for galaxy formation and evolution. In the following three decades, we have learned that both the intrinsic processes (nature) and environment (nurture) contribute towards shaping the galaxy populations, and the connection between these two still remains an open question. I will summarize recent results on the interplay between environment and galaxy evolution, obtained from the SDSS DR4 galaxy groups catalogue (Yang et al. 2007) by comparing the properties of central and satellite galaxies as a function of their stellar mass and the dark matter mass of their
host halos.

About the talk

Galaxy ecology with SDSS
Dr. Anna Pasquali
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg, Germany
Thursday July 14, 2011
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