The structure of galaxies

(Brinks, Sarzi)

Galaxies in the Local Volume offer the opportunity to study processes such as star formation and evolution at linear scales that are not accessible at higher redshifts, where often only observables integrated over an entire galaxy can be derived. As such, studies in the Local Volume provide a benchmark for observations at high redshift and numerical studies that attempt to model local galaxies almost from first principle.

At the Centre for Astrophysics Research, studies of galaxies in the Local Volume cover a wide spectrum, such as: