Interacting Galaxies: Near and Far

Research Interests

J. E. Hibbard, NRAO-CV

Interactions can have a decisive effect on galaxy evolution, up to an including galaxy transformation (turning a galaxy from one type into another, e.g. spirals to ellipticals; dIrr to dEs). In the early universe, when galaxies were relatively much more gas rich, this process may be indistinguishable from galaxy formation.

I study interacting galaxies (primiarily involving at least one disk galaxy) in order to understand the effects on the structure, dynamics, and populations of the participants. The main questions I am interested in:

  • near
  • far



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