Splinter Meeting DwarfGalaxies

Pushing the Frontiers in Dwarf Galaxy Research

Time: Monday September 09, 14:00-15:45 and 16:15-18:00 and Tuesday September 10, 14:00-16:30 CEST (UTC+2)

Room: S24

Convenor(s): Marcel S. Pawlowski [1], Salvatore Taibi [1], Katja Fahrion [2]
[1] Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik, Potsdam (AIP), [2] European Space Agency, European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk, NL

The field of dwarf galaxy research is propelled forward at an increasing pace by recent and upcoming advancements. Locally, the Gaia satellite has provided proper motions for the entire Local Group. It has made it possible to get a first complete picture of the dynamics of the Milky Way's satellite system, and the inner dynamics of some neighboring dwarfs are about to become accessible. At the same time, our understanding of dwarf galaxies in the larger Local Volume is set to be greatly expanded by recently launched and forthcoming instruments, facilities and surveys. This splinter session aims to discuss the transformative roles of observational facilities, such as Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs), the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Vera C. Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), and the Euclid spacecraft. By expanding studies from the familiar Local Group to the broader Local Volume, they will also offer a richer context for comparing theoretical models with observational data. Indeed, hydrodynamic simulations increasingly take better account of baryonic effects in star formation processes. They also make it possible to investigate the dynamic history of specific systems, such as the role of the Large Magellanic Cloud in the formation of the Galaxy's satellite system. This splinter session thus aims to bring together the different perspectives on dwarf galaxy research in the coming decades represented in the German community. Topics to be discussed in this splinter include, but are not limited to: How are current and future facilities shaping our knowledge about dwarf galaxies? As we expand the set of known systems, how does our view on the small-scale problems of the cosmological model change? Are star formation processes modeled correctly in simulations? And what new insights do they offer us?


Tuesday September 10, 14:00-16:30 Pushing the Frontiers in Dwarf Galaxy Research (S24)

Monday September 09, 14:00-15:45 Pushing the Frontiers in Dwarf Galaxy Research (S24)

Monday September 09, 16:15-18:00 Pushing the Frontiers in Dwarf Galaxy Research (S24)

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