AST 554 - Extragalactic Astronomy II
Possible Topics for Short, 10-Minute Talks:
This is a list of potential topics for the class talks. Because the
talks are so brief, you should select a recent paper that addresses some
issue related to these topics, and present a summary talk that includes the
motivation for the research and the importance of the paper. It is very
important that you state how this research fits into the "big picture".
Please feel free to select a topic other than those mentioned below.
Silicate emission from ULIRGs/AGN hosts (Whelan)
Compact groups (Walker, day 2)
Submillimeter galaxies (Wong)
Cold neutral gas medium (Dirienzo, day 2)
the formation of Bars and Warps in spiral galaxies
the distribution of the warm and cold neutral gas (HI) medium in the Galaxy
Mass determinations from gravitational lensing
computer simulations of the evolution of clusters of galaxies
numerical simulations of stellar systems: N-body, Fourier method, SPH... (Zhao, day 1)
Lyman alpha absorption line clouds
Dwarf satellite galaxy in Sagittarius
Metallicities in Elliptical galaxies
the HST key project on quasar hosts
the HST key project on the extragalactic distance scale
Hubble Deep Fields (optical, IR, submillimeter, X-ray)
the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect and the extragalactic
Dynamics of the Local Group
the MACHO project
the origin of globular clusters
surface brightness fluctuations and the extragalactic
supernovae and the extragalactic distance scale
Small companions of Andromeda
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