Discs in Galaxies

Published: 21 Jan 2016
Disks in Galaxies - Conference poster

Joint ESO, MPA, MPE, LMU, TUM and Excellence Cluster Universe Conference
ESO Headquarters, Garching, Germany, 11 – 15 July 2016

The aim of this conference is to explore the importance of stellar and gaseous discs in a variety of galaxies from high redshift to the Milky Way within the context of new observations and numerical simulations. Stellar and gaseous discs represent the most important structural component in normal galaxies and interpreting their early formation and destruction, via observations and numerical simulations, indicates the key processes that shape the eventual Hubble sequence.

This conference is timely given the current investment in high resolution instrumentation, which probes the resolved properties of distant galaxies, and the increased detail in our understanding of stars and gas in nearby galaxies and the Milky Way. It will provide a wide ranging exploration of discs in galaxies from observational and theoretical aspects. More details on the webpage; registration is open and the abstract deadline is 18 March 2016.