Morphological transformations in the local Universe: an observational and theoretical perspective

Wed 4th March 2020 @12:00 PM, level 7 Conference Room, David Caro Building
Dr Camila Correa University of Amsterdam



In this talk I will summarise recent results of the dependence of the galaxy stellar-to-halo mass relation on galaxy morphology. We use data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7 with morphological classifications from Galaxy Zoo, and also compare with the EAGLE cosmological simulation, to draw a coherent physical picture of the different evolutionary paths of discs and ellipticals. I will also explore possible scenarios of galaxies undergoing morphological transformation and quenching. To finalise I will discuss the limitations of current simulations such as EAGLE, and introduce the ongoing simulation project of EAGLE-2.