Feb 17 – 19, 2020
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma
Europe/Rome timezone

Galaxy evolution and environment: lessons from MUSE and perspectives with MAVIS

Feb 19, 2020, 9:25 AM
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma

Palazzo Corsini via della Lungara, 10 Roma


Alessia Moretti (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))


Environmental effects play a primary role in galaxy evolution and in
particular in shaping the star formation history of galaxies in groups
and even more so in dense environments.

The MUSE IFU has allowed to study in detail how environmental effects
act in shaping galaxy properties, its limitation being essentially the
spatial resolution that can be reached using ground-based
instrumentation. Similarly, the physical properties of galaxies and
of their star forming clumps can be studied only out to small
distances before being hampered by the seeing effects. The advent of
AO assisted instrumentation, such as MAVIS at VLT, will allow to
overcome this difficulty, leading to a huge step forward in the
comprehension of how galaxy evolve in different environments.

In this talk I will present what we have learned in this field thanks
to the GASP MUSE survey and how we propose to use MAVIS to shed light
on the open questions.

Primary author

Alessia Moretti (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))


Bianca Maria Poggianti (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)) Marco Gullieuszik (INAF - OAPd) Benedetta Vulcani (INAF-OAPd) Daniela Bettoni (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))

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