Division J Galaxies and Cosmology


Claus Leitherer

Space Telescope Science Inst
3700 San Martin Dr
Baltimore MD 21218-2410
United States

Phone: +1 410 338 4425
Fax: +1 410 338 4767
Email: leithererstsciedu
Organization website: http://www.stsci.edu/resources/

Last updated:
September 29, 2015


Matthew Arnold Malkan

University of California Los Angeles
Physics-Astronomy Dept
Box 951547
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles CA 90095-1547
United States

Phone: +1 310 825 3404
Fax: +1 310 206 2096
Email 1: malkanastrouclaedu
Email 2: mattmalkangmailcom
Personal website: http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~malkan/
Organization website: http://home.physics.ucla.edu/home.php

Last updated:
September 29, 2015


Jeremy R. Mould

Swinburne University
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
John St
Melbourne 3122

Phone: +61 3 9214 4921
Email: jmouldswineduau

Last updated:
September 29, 2015


Francoise Combes

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

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:
September 22, 2015

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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...).

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Inter-Division G-H-J Commission Stellar clusters throughout Cosmic Space and Time
Inter-Division D-G-H-J Commission Galaxy Spectral Energy Distributions
Inter-Division B-H-J Commission Intergalactic Medium
Inter-Division D-J Commission Supermassive Black Holes, Feedback and Galaxy Evolution

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