Fifty years of secular evolution in galaxies: where do we stand?

Dr. Dimitri Gadotti

Abstract

In this talk I will present my view on what we know and what we don't know about the so-called secular evolution processes in galaxies. I will focus on the processes that lead to the building of main stellar components in the centre of disc galaxies, and explore how these processes fit in the current cosmological paradigm of galaxy formation and evolution. I will also make an attempt at clarifying misconceptions and discussing outstanding open questions.

About the talk

Fifty years of secular evolution in galaxies: where do we stand?
Dr. Dimitri Gadotti
ESO
Thursday September 17, 2015
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