Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Secular Evolution of Galaxies: From Dark Halos to Nuclei

Victor Debattista
University of Washington

Monday, November 6, 2006
12:30 PM @ Stirling 201

Abstract:

One path by which disk galaxies evolve is via internal secular evolution. By breaking the symmetry of the system, bars play an important role in driving such evolution. I describe some recent results concerning aspects of this evolution relating to dark halos, disk density profiles, bulges and central nuclei.