Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« The Violent Processes Shaping Galaxies at High Redshift »

Matthew Lehnert
Dept. Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique et Instrumentation (GEPI), Obs. Paris-Meudon-Nancay (Meudon, France)

While today, the Universe could be considered in the "age of secular evolution", beyond about 8 Gyrs ago, the Universe was in the "age of feedback and self-regulation". I discuss the properties of galaxies within the first few Gyrs in the age of the Universe as derived from spectroscopic observations of distant galaxies (2-5 and perhaps beyond). These observations are revealing the nature of the physical processes that are shaping the ensemble of galaxies and the important role of feedback and self-regulation in both galaxy and black hole growth. However, we are a long way from a deep understanding of these mechanisms and so I will discuss steps along the way of obtaining this deeper knowledge.
vendredi 1er octobre 2010 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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