Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Let there be light: Galaxy formation for the novice »

Joseph Silk
Oxford Astroph., Dept. Physics, Univ. Oxford (Oxford, Grande Bretagne)

The origin of the galaxies represents an important focus of current cosmological research, both observational and theoretical. Its resolution involves a comprehensive understanding of star formation, galaxy dynamics and the cosmology of the very early universe. It is a field that is largely driven by a phenomenology that depends on our accumulating data taken with the largest available telescopes, both terrestrial and in space, on the most distant objects in the observable universe as well as on the oldest stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy. In this talk, I will review our current understanding of galaxy formation and review the challenges that lie ahead.
vendredi 14 mars 2008 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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