Interacting Galaxies: Near and Far
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
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:
- When was the Hubble Sequence in Place?
- What existed before the Hubble Sequence?
- How will the Hubble Sequence evolve?
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