Princeton University Thunch Talk

Galaxy Structure and Dynamics in the 2020s

Over the next decade, numerous ground- and space-based instruments will provide unprecedented deep imaging and spectroscopy over the entire sky. This will be a tremendous opportunity for quantifying the structure and dynamics of low-redshift galaxies by measuring their fundamental physical properties like mass, energy and momentum. I will discuss several aspects of the technical challenges in making robust measurements of this type - modelling the morphology of galaxies using imaging from the Subaru Hyper-Suprime Cam and Rubin Observatory, and self-consistent dynamical modelling using integral field spectroscopy from the SAMI Galaxy Survey (Taranu et al. 2017) - as well as the prospects for using space-based imaging, (spatially) unresolved spectroscopy and 21cm HI data.

Date & Time

January 14, 2021 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm


Virtual Meeting


Dan Taranu

Speaker Affiliation

Princeton University