Syllabus of METEOR Galaxy formation, evolution and detection

Syllabus of METEOR Galaxy formation, evolution and detection

  • In order to provide the background of the observations and physics required for understanding the formation and evolution of the galaxy populations in an Universe dominated by dark matter, the syllabus covers the following topics :

i) the galaxy properties, including morphologies, luminosities, spectra and dynamics with the fundamental correlations;

ii) the luminosity/size/colour/metallicity distributions of the galaxies and the nature of the environment dependence;

iii) galaxy interactions and mergers, with the related starbursts, structural transformations and kinematics signatures;

iv) the mass assembly of galaxies, along with the families of high-redshift galaxies, the early stages of galaxy evolution, the mapping of the star-formation history and the optical/NIR and FIR/sub-mm backgrounds;

v) the chemical evolutions of the galaxies and of the intergalactic medium together with the phenomenology of Lyman-alpha absorbers;

vi) the phenomenology, physics and evolution of central black holes, active galaxy nuclei and quasars with their links to the evolution of galaxies;

vii) groups and clusters of galaxies, with their optical/X-ray/radio properties, scaling laws, masses, the thermodynamical and nonthermal processes in the intracluster medium, the morphological and colour segregations of galaxies due to dynamical friction, cannibalism and ram-pressure stripping.

  • As for the detection part, the METEOR provides an introduction to statistical detection tests with application to MUSE data cubes, in which (for instance) faint Lyman Alpha Emitters can be detected.