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Stellar populations as a probe of massive galaxy formation

Ignacio Ferreras
University College London, UK

Massive galaxies are ideal laboratories to test our understanding of star formation and the general process of galaxy growth. Through detailed analyses of targeted spectral features, it is possible to disentangle the mixture of stellar populations into fundamental properties that reveal substantial differences in the formation mode of massive (early-type) galaxies, with respect to lower mass systems. In this seminar, I will present an overview of two aspects of the problem that have received special attention recently: The non-universality of the stellar initial mass function, and the two-stage growth mode of massive galaxies.

2017 February 14, 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