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A Material on Galaxy Formation

  1. Feb 11, 2017 #1
    Arxiv and google searches turn up hundreds of sources on Galaxy formation. I'm specifically looking for good material on how Dark Matter distorts the motions of galaxies from what we'd expect. Currently I've been using a combination of Binney and Tremaine's Galactic Dynamics and whatever resources google gives me, so I'd like suggestions from our local Astro folk, with an emphasis on papers and graduate level books.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2017 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. Feb 12, 2017 #3

    Drakkith

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    Nope. This is beyond my knowledge level. :frown:
     
  5. Feb 12, 2017 #4
    Well, shoot. I guess I can't expect this much. Time to go back to fishing on Arxiv I guess. Thanks anyways guys.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2017 #5

    Drakkith

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    It's too bad Marcus passed away a little while back. I'm confident he'd have been able to help you. There's been a big empty void in the Astro/Cosmo forums ever since. :cry:
     
  7. Feb 12, 2017 #6
    Those are big shoes for anyone to fill.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2017 #7

    jedishrfu

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    Yeah your best bet is to use the arxiv as the material may be too new for any published books.

    Do you know any profs at your school that you could talk to? Or any of the researchers in the field? You might be able to ask for a good reference from them. I wouldn't write a big email though only something brief that they could answer quickly. You never know they might respond.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2017 #8
    Arxiv is bae.

    And yes, my advisor for my research in fact has been playing a big role in Stacy McGaugh's research into galactic dynamics and what it can mean for MOND, or in our opinion just a modified way of looking at how dark matter interacts with baryons. I'm playing a very small role in this though, and it's hard for me to get a hold of him sometimes. I thought in the lull of our conversations maybe I could come here and pick your craniums for some tidbits, but the last day of Arxiv hunting has actually proven fun and productive.

    Maybe I'll be cool enough to post my thoughts on these things at a later date.

    If any of you are interested in this sort of material, you will probably be interested in my advisor's article on the APS website.

    https://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/130
     
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