PHY405 - Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Galaxy formation

Module Summary

This module will cover one of the most exciting and fast moving topics in current astrophysics research, the formation and evolution of galaxies from an observational perspective. Starting with a brief historical introduction, the module will then summarise what we can learn about galaxy evolution from studies of galaxies in the local Universe, before discussing the results obtained from recent deep field observations of the high redshift Universe. The final part of the module will concern the important role that active galactic nuclei play in galaxy evolution.


Module description


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