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Milky Way Analogues in MaNGA

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  • UserNick Boardman
  • ClockThursday 16 January 2020, 14:00-15:00
  • HousePW 106.

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Our Milky Way Galaxy provides an ideal opportunity for us to study galaxy evolution on small scales, due to our position within the Milky Way’s disk. However, this position makes it difficult to connect the Milky Way to the wider galaxy population. Milky Way analogues allow us to consider how the Milky Way might appear to an external observer, and so in turn allow us to bridge this divide.

I will review the state of our knowledge of the Milky Way and describe how Milky Way analogues may be used to refine this knowledge, using recent results from the MaNGA integral-field spectroscopic survey. I will discuss examples where comparisons of analogues’ stellar and gas properties can be made with measurements of the Milky Way. I will explain the implications of analogues’ properties for understanding the Milky Way’s uniqueness, as well as for understanding the Milky Way’s position in the wider galaxy population.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Talks Series series.

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