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The Subaru Seminar is usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Masayuki Akiyama by email.

Monday, July 7, 10:00am

"The nuclei of nearby galaxies and their impact on galaxy evolution"

Marcus Seigar (JAC)

I will be presenting a combination of results from HST and UKIRT on the centers of spiral galaxies and giant elliptical galaxies. The HST data have revealed that bulges in early type spiral galaxies have similar properties to those of ellipttical galaxies, suggesting a common formation mechanism. However, bulges in late type spiral galaxies seem to have characteristics more common with their disks. I will also present some near-infrared imaging data of giant elliptical galaxies. These have revealed multiple nuclei structure never seen before, dur to the excellent seeing conditions in which they were taken. Their nuclear structure also suggests that they form via major mergers of large cluster galaxies.

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