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Evolution of late–type galaxies in galaxy clusters: cold gas

Tom C. Scott

The dominant mechanism transforming late-type galaxies to S0s in galaxy clusters remains controversial and it is unclear whether the mechanism is the same for all redshifts, cluster types and cluster centric radii. An important aspect of these questions is the mechanism(s) by which cold gas (HI and molecular gas) is removed from cluster late-type galaxies. The talk will consider some of the proposed mechanisms for removing cold gas from late type galaxies and their predicted signatures in comparison to observations from the merging cluster Abell 1367.

28 January 2016, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica
Rua das Estrelas
4150-762 Porto

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) is a new but long anticipated research infrastructure with a national dimension. It embodies a bold but feasible vision for the development of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal, taking full advantage and fully realizing the potential created by the national membership of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). IA resulted from the merging the two most prominent research units in the field in Portugal: the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP) and the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Lisbon (CAAUL). It currently hosts more than two-thirds of all active researchers working in Space Sciences in Portugal, and is responsible for an even greater fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in the area of Space Sciences. This is the scientific area with the highest relative impact factor (1.65 times above the international average) and the field with the highest average number of citations per article for Portugal.

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