The evolution of dwarf galaxies

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Abstract

Dwarf galaxies are important to study because they potentially provide a direct connection to the earliest epochs of galaxy formation. They also allow us to study the star formation process at relatively low abundances. Our understanding of the origins and evolution of dwarf galaxies has been changing very rapidly. New observations are giving better insight into the relationship between the two main families of dwarf galaxies, the dwarf ellipticals and the dwarf irregulars. Here I review a broad range of topics related to the formation and evolution of dwarf galaxies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGRADUATE SCHOOL IN ASTRONOMY
Subtitle of host publicationX Special Courses at the National Observatory of Rio de Janeiro, X CCE
Pages63-107
Number of pages45
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventGRADUATE SCHOOL IN ASTRONOMY: X Special Courses at the National Observatory of Rio de Janeiro, X CCE - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Sep 26 2006Sep 30 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume843
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherGRADUATE SCHOOL IN ASTRONOMY: X Special Courses at the National Observatory of Rio de Janeiro, X CCE
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period9/26/069/30/06

Keywords

  • Galaxies: clusters
  • Galaxies: dwarf
  • Galaxies: evolution
  • Galaxies: stellar content

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