The Impact of, and Evidence for, Stellar Migration in Disk Galaxies

Dr. Victor Debattista

Abstract

In recent years it has become clear that stars can migrate across large regions of the disk without increasing substantially the velocity
dispersion.  I review the theory and consequences of migration and discuss
some of the evidence supporting the occurrence of stellar migration,  including in the Milky Way's thick disk.

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The Impact of, and Evidence for, Stellar Migration in Disk Galaxies
Dr. Victor Debattista
University of Central Lancashire, UK
Friday July 29, 2011
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