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Sharif University of Technology - Weekly Cosmology Seminar ( Sunday- 27 November 2016 - 7 Azar 1395)

دانشکده فیزیک دانشگاه صنعتی شریف


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Evolved stars as probes of galaxy formation and evolution

 عاطفه جوادی (پژوهشکده نجوم پژوهشگاه دانش های بنیادی - IPM)



The evolution of galaxies is driven by the birth and death of stars. Nearby galaxies in the Local Group offer us a complete suite of galactic environments that is perfect for studying the connection between stellar populations and galaxy evolution. Therefore, the Local Group of galaxies offers a superb near-field cosmology site. Here, we can reconstruct the formation histories, and probe the structure and dynamics, of spiral galaxies as well as the many dwarf satellite galaxies surrounding the Milky Way and Andromeda, and of isolated dwarfs using the resolved stellar populations. In this talk, first I will introduce a near-IR monitoring campaign of the Local Group spiral galaxy M33, carried out with the UK IR Telescope (UKIRT). The pulsating evolved stars are identified and their distributions are used to derive the star formation rate as a function of age. I will outline the methodology and will present the results for the central square kiloparsec and for the disc of M33. Then, I will introduce an ongoing survey (started in June 2015) to monitor the Local Group dwarf galaxies accessible from La Palma with Isaac Newton Telescope (INT). We will use the luminosity distribution of the LPVs to reconstruct the star formation history – a method we have successfully applied in other Local Group galaxies.



یکشنبه 7 آذر ماه 1395، ساعت 15:00

    دانشکده فیزیک، تالار پرتوی