Jul 26 – 30, 2010
Montpellier 2 University
Europe/Paris timezone

The Assembly of the Milky Way halo

Jul 26, 2010, 5:25 PM
Amphithéatre Dumontet (Montpellier 2 University)

Amphithéatre Dumontet

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE
Poster Structure Formation & N-body simulations Poster session


Dr Anna Curir (Astronomical Observatory of Turin - Italy)


We present a set of numerical Nbody simulations to investigate the formation of the outer Milky Way's halo trough accretion events. The aim is to explore the orbital conditions where a retrograde signal in the outer part of the halo can be obtained in order to give a possible explanation of the observed rotational properties of the Milky Way stellar halo.

Primary author

Dr Anna Curir (Astronomical Observatory of Turin - Italy)


Dr Alvaro Villalobos (Astronomical Observatory of Trieste - Italy) Ms Eva Poglio (University of Turin -Italy) Dr Giuseppe Murante (Astronomical Observatory of Turin -Italy)

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