Julio F. Navarro (University of Victoria)

"Dwarf Galaxies as Cosmological Probes"
When Jun 13, 2013 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture Hall
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A prime challenge to our understanding of galaxy formation concerns the scarcity of dwarf galaxies compared with the numerous low-mass halos expected in the current ΛCDM paradigm. This is usually accounted for by assuming that energetic feedback from evolving stars confines dwarf galaxy formation to relatively massive halos spanning a narrow mass range. I will highlight a number of observations that may be used to test this assumption and discuss the puzzles and challenges that arise from this analysis.

You can download the talk here (pdf, 22 MB).