A joint Granada-Groningen workshop to be
held from the 4th-7th October (notice the small
change of dates)
In recent years, we have come to view the outer parts of galaxies as a vital
clue to study their formation and evolution.
Star counts in the outskirts of M31, star formation measurements in the outer
disk of M83 and other nearby galaxies, the on-going controversy of stellar disk
truncations, the latest Spitzer and Galex data, high-z measurements and many
other new and exciting results have motivated us to plan a workshop which
provides a platform where the experts in the field can interact, discuss and try
to put together a consistent picture of the outskirts of spiral galaxies. This
workshop will focus especially on the outer edges of disk galaxies, addressing
the topics of radial distribution of matter, gas in the outer regions, stellar
disk truncation (or not), radial stellar abundance gradients, and star
formation (or thresholds) in the outer disk.
We hope you can join us.
Isabel Perez (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute), Reynier Peletier (Kapteyn
Astronomical Institute), Michael Pohlen (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute),
Eduardo Battaner (Granada University), Estrella Florido (Granada University),
Ana Guijarro (Granada University/Calar Alto), and Almudena Zurita (Granada
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