Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« The elaboration of spiral galaxies: morpho-kinematics analyses of their progenitors with IMAGES »

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

We are involved in a Large program aiming at measuring the velocity fields of a representative sample of 100 massive galaxies at z=0.4-0.75, taken from the CDFS, the CFRS and the HDFS fields. It uses the unique multiple integral field units of FLAMES/GIRAFFE at VLT. Most intermediate redshift galaxies show anomalous velocity fields. The wealth of the data (HST/ACS, Spitzer, VLT/GIRAFFE and FORS2) in these fields allow to modelize the physical processes in each galaxy with an accuracy almost similar to what is done in the local Universe. I will discuss the way spiral galaxies have aggregated their stellar mass and angular momentum during the last 8 Gyrs.
vendredi 7 novembre 2008 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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