CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2004
 8 April 2004

8 April 2004

Speaker: Deidre Hunter (Lowell Observatory)

Title: The Stellar Structure of Irregular Galaxies

Abstract: I will discuss two on-going projects aimed at determining the structure of the stellar component of irregular galaxies, the tiny galaxies of the Universe. The first project uses observations of the stellar kinematics to infer the intrinsic shape of these galaxies. The second project explores the extent and star formation history of the extreme outer parts of irregulars through very deep broad-band imaging.

References for students:

  1. 1997, PASP, 109, 937
  2. 2002, ApJ, 580, 194


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