SHAO Astrophysics Colloquia   

The galactic food chain in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies

Speaker: Eric Peng (PKU)

Time: Wednesday, 3:00pm, November 25th

Location: Lecture Hall, 3rd floor 

Abstract: Massive galaxies represent both the beginning and the end point of galaxy evolution. The dense regions where they form are among the earliest to begin star formation at high redshift, and the deep gravitational potentials in which they reside today are the sites of gas accretion, gas stripping, galaxy mergers, tidal harassment, and energetic feedback processes. By studying massive galaxies, particularly those at the centers of galaxy clusters, we can sample the full range of galactic evolutionary processes. The nearest such galaxy to us is the cD galaxy, M87 (NGC 4486), which resides at the center of the densest region in the nearby Universe, the core of the Virgo cluster of galaxies. Using data from the Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey, a 180-night Large Program on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, I will present what we have learned about the assembly history of M87, and the corresponding evolutionary history of the less massive stellar systems (dwarf galaxies, ultra-compact dwarfs, and globular clusters) that are in the Virgo core.



SHAO-USTC Lecture   

Title: 射电天体测量在天体物理研究中的应用 

Speaker:  Bo Zhang (SHAO) 

Time: Friday, 2:00 pm, Nov. 27th. 

Location: Room 1617 


Group meetings and additional talks 

Stellar Cluster and Galaxy Seminar group seminar

Location: 1617; Contact: Jian Fu

Title:The life and times of the Milky Way as viewed by LAMOST

Speaker: Martin Smith

Time: Wednesday, 10:30am, Nov 25


Radio Astrophysics Group Seminar

Location: 1617; Contact: Kai Yang<>

Title: Molecular gas in the central few parsecs of the Galactic center

Speaker: Feng Gao

Time: Monday, 10:30am, Nov 23 


Blackhole accretion theory and High-energy astrophysics Seminar 

Location: 1608; Contact: Qixiang Yang <>

Title: On the Properties of Thermal Disk Winds in X-ray Transient Sources: A Case Study of GRO J1655-40 

Speaker: Amin   

Time: Tuesday, 2:00 pm, Nov. 24, 2015


Title: Black hole feedback from thick accretion discs  

Speaker: Defu Bu   

Time: Friday, 10:00 am, Nov. 27, 2015


Research Center for Galaxy and Cosmology is the division engaging on the astrophysical research in Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. The research area includes cosmology, large scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, the active galactic nucleus and compact objects, the star cluster and the structure of the Milk Way etc.

CGC participates in many international sky survey projects, including the LAMOST sky survey, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV ,BigBoss,LSST etc. CGC maintains close partnerships with many astronomical   research institutes.

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