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Division J Galaxies and Cosmology

President

Francoise Combes

Observatoire de Paris
LERMA
61 Av de l'Observatoire
Bat. A
75014 Paris
France

Phone: +33 1 40 51 20 77
Fax: +33 1 40 51 20 02
Email: francoisecombesobspmfr
Personal website: http://aramis.obspm.fr/~combes
Organization website: http://www.obspm.fr/

Last updated:
June 7, 2013

Vice-President

Thanu Padmanabhan

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
IUCAA
Post Bag 4 Ganeshkhind
Pune University Campus
Pune 411 007
India

Phone: +91 20 2560 4100
Fax: +91 20 2560 4699
Email: paddyiucaaernetin
Personal website: http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/~paddy
Organization website: http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/

Last updated:
December 6, 2012


Steering Committee

Secretary

Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann

UFRGS
Inst de Física
Campus do Vale
CP 15051
Porto Alegre, RS 91501-970
Brazil

Phone: +55 51 3316 6443
Fax: +55 51 3316 7286
Email: thaisaifufrgsbr
Personal website: http://www.if.ufrgs.br/~thaisa
Organization website: http://www.if.ufrgs.br/ast/

Last updated:
June 10, 2013


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Description

Division J covers all thematics dealing with the physics of the Universe, and the physics of galaxies composing it, but not in particular the Milky Way, which is relevant to Div.H ("Interstellar Matter and Local Universe"). Also, some of the topics will be shared with Div.D ("High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics").

The main topics can be listed in four categories:

  1. Physics and content of the Universe
    The early Universe, cosmological models;
    Baryonic and non-baryonic matter, dark matter and dark energy.
  2. Evolution of structures
    Cosmic backgrounds (CMB, and all backgrounds from radio to gamma-rays);
    Populations of galaxies, galaxy clusters and groups, intergalactic medium.
  3. Formation and evolution of galaxies
    Reionization, first objects (AGN, Starbursts), history of star formation;
    Physics of galaxies at all redshifts, role of the environment.
  4. Spatially resolved galaxies
    Star formation laws in galaxies, resolved stellar population;
    Dynamics of sub-structures (bulges, disks, spiral structure...).


Division Members (2614)


Participating Commissions

Division J Commission 21 Galactic and Extragalactic Background Radiation
Division J Commission 28 Galaxies
Division J Commission 47 Cosmology

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