Using galaxy alignments to probe large-scale structures
Speaker: Yu Rong 容昱 (中科院高能物理研究所博士生)
Time: April 07, 2016 09:00
Place: South 727, Mong Man-wei Science Technology Building (蒙民伟科技南楼S727)
Abstract: Galaxy alignment means that the major axes or spins of galaxies in large-scale structures tend to point to some specific directions. The anisotropy of orientations is indeed related to galaxy formation and evolution, and provide rich information on the large scale structures in the universe. I will introduce galaxy alignments and my recent work on using galaxy alignments to probe the clusters of galaxies and large-scale filaments.