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Astronomer’s guide to massive galaxies: I don’t care or I love it?

Fernando Buitrago

In this talk, I will present a review about how we have built up in the last decade our knowledge about the most massive galaxies at all redshifts, and the state-of-the-art in their studies at the time being. Thus, I will clarify why they have become one of the hottest topic in Extragalactic Astronomy in last few years, besides of some misconceptions I can see in the community. Our final goal will be ascertaining whether we can learn something interesting about the Physics of galaxy evolution by studying this galaxy population (and other extreme objects), and also introducing my work to the rest of the department looking for possible links across our fields of research.

2015 September 21, 15:00

Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa (Seminar room)
Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia