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Smitha Subramanian (KIAA, Beijing)

Mapping the Magellanic Clouds in 3D to trace their interaction history
When Jul 06, 2017 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
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  • Colloquium
Where SH Lecture Hall
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The Magellanic system (located at a distance of ~ 55 kpc) which comprises of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), the connecting Magellanic Bridge (MB), the leading arms and the Magellanic Stream (MS), is one of the nearest examples of an interacting system in the local universe and an excellent template to study galaxy interactions using resolved stellar populations. Based on the revised proper motion estimates from the HST, it is more or less established that the evolution of the Magellanic system is mainly driven by the mutual interaction of the Magellanic Clouds. In this talk, I will present my work based on stellar populations (mainly red clump stars) to understand the 3D structure and interaction history of the Clouds.