Shedding light on the darkest galaxies: the Local Group dwarfs

Dr. Giuseppina Battaglia

Abstract

Crucial issues in cosmology and astrophysics are to understand the
process of galaxy formation and evolution and the nature of what
appears to be the dominant form of matter in the Universe, i.e. dark
matter. Dwarf galaxies provide important information on both of these
issues. In this talk, I will focus on the dwarf galaxies found in the
Local Group, as it is the galaxy population that can be studied in
the greatest detail than any other from the properties of their
resolved stellar populations. I will show how wide-area surveys have
led to a leap forward in our observational understanding of these
galaxies and discuss future prospects.

About the talk

Shedding light on the darkest galaxies: the Local Group dwarfs
Dr. Giuseppina Battaglia
INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Bologna
Tuesday June 18, 2013
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