The assembly of spheroid-dominated galaxies in a LCDM universe

February 20, 2019
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Theoretical Physics Department, Room 201

Specialist level
Susana Pedrosa
UAM & Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio, Argentina

Theoretical Physics Department, Room 201


Understanding the formation and evolution of early-type, spheroid-dominated galaxies is still an open question within the context of the hierarchical clustering scenario, particularly in low-density environments. In this talk I will show some of the results of a wide numerical study of the main structural, dynamical, and stellar population properties and assembly histories of field spheroid-dominated galaxies formed in a Λ-cold dark matter scenario. Using different numerical experiments we explore the formation process of spheroidal dominated galaxies. We compare our results with the latest observational findings.