Symposium S6  2 - 3 July 2020

Stellar & gas kinematics in galaxies across cosmic time, connecting observations with theory

Aims and scope

Observational evidence from visual morphology and integral field spectroscopy (e.g., Atlas3D, CALIFA, MaNGA, SLUGGS, KROSS, SAMI) indicates that during the last 6 billion years, most galaxies went through significant morphological transformation. The best example comes from the evolution in the fraction of galaxies populating different morphological and kinematic classes. The period of galaxies' morphological transformation coincides with the epoch at which the overall star formation activity decreases, suggesting a link between these transitions that is poorly understood.

Traditionally, this morpho-kinematic transformation has been argued to be due to galaxy-galaxy and galaxy-environment interactions. However, recent numerical simulations of cosmological galaxy formation (e.g. Illustris, EAGLE, Horizon, Magneticum, NIHAO) are finding little connection between changes in galaxy's stellar kinematics and galaxy interactions, pointing to more complex relations among galaxy structure, feedback and gas flows.

In the era of large surveys, and ever improving galaxy formation simulations, it is key to bring together experts in all aspects of galaxy kinematics in observations and theory to discuss the physical processes shaping the morpho-kinematic evolution of galaxies, and how to meaningfully connect observations from different gas phases, such as CO, HI and ionised gas, with observed stellar kinematics at different cosmic epochs and galaxy formation simulations. This is the goal of this symposium, which will hopefully provide the European astronomical community with the opportunity of creating new collaborations and interdisciplinary projects, further fostering cooperation around state-of-the-art observational and numerical facilities.


Coming soon.

Invited speakers

  • Eric Emsellem(European Southern Observatory, Germany)
  • Glenn van de Ven(University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Natascha Forster-Schreiber (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Germany)
  • Amelie Saintonge(University College London, UK)
  • Filippo Fraternali(University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Benoit Epinat (Laboratoire d?Astrophysique de Marseille, France)

Scientific organisers

Camila Correa (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) (Chair)
Claudia Lagos (International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Australia) (Co-chair)
Mark Swinbank (Durham University, UK)
Christopher Harrison (Newcastle University, UK)
Annalisa Pillepich (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany)
Alfred Tiley (International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Australia)
Jarle Brinchmann (Instituto de astrofisica e ciencias do espago, Portugal)
Thierry Contini (Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, France)
Anne Medling (University of Toledo, US)
Federico Lelli (Cardiff University, UK)


camila.correa "at" , claudia.lagos "at"

Updated on Thu Feb 27 03:17:12 CET 2020