Date(s) - 01/16/2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Stellar Initial Mass Function (IMF) is fundamental in determining important galaxy properties such as stellar mass and star formation history.
In this talk, Dr. Meng Gu will present findings on the stellar IMF in the center of nearby early-type galaxies (ETGs) in the MASSIVE survey, based on high-quality Magellan/LDSS-3 spectroscopy combined with detailed stellar population synthesis modeling. She will focus on the relations among the IMF, global galaxy properties, and stellar populations.
Meng Gu will also present recent progress in measuring the variation of IMF within the ETGs, and discuss the implications for the physical processes driving the IMF variation, as well as the impact on mass measurement.
Meng Gu is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. She’s interested in galaxy formation and evolution, stellar population and the stellar initial mass function, and low surface brightness observations of galaxies.
> This event will be available in-person at Carnegie Observatories’ William T. Golden Auditorium or on Zoom.