Formation and Evolution of Galaxies University of Sao Paulo
In this course we will discuss the main scenarios for the formation and evolution of galaxies in order to enable the students to know the main recent advances in the area and also to expose them to the questions and challenges still open. Some content discussed in other disciplines, especially Extragalactic Astronomy, will be briefly reviewed.
The question of the origin and evolution of galaxies is one of the most important research topics in the present day in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, both theoretically and observationally. The techniques used are quite varied and useful in various areas of research. The course should provide the elements for students to track progress in this area
Review of the properties of galaxies: structure, stellar populations, scale relations, dependence on the environment. Review of cosmology concepts relevant to the course. Gravity instability and structure formation. The first stars. The reionization. Semi-analytical models of galaxy formation. Star formation. Chemical evolution. Photometric-photometric evolution. Mergers of galaxies. Evolution of Morphology. Analysis of observational data.
Online Course Requirement
Laerte Sodre Junior, Gastao Cesar Bierrenbach Lima Neto, Paula Rodrigues Teixeira Coelho
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: http://www.iag.usp.br/international/