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Dynamical evolution of galaxies in clusters: the role of dynamical friction

Grant number: 19/12138-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Extragalactic Astrophysics
Principal Investigator:Gastão Cesar Bierrenbach Lima Neto
Grantee:Abhner Pinto de Almeida
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The main goal of this undergraduate project is to study and analyse quantitatively the effects due to tidal forces and dynamical friction in galaxies member of groups and clusters. These effects impact directly galaxy evolution and contribute to the formation of giant galaxies in the center of clusters. Also, tidal forces feed the intracluster medium with stars, observable as a diffuse light between the galaxies. We will use semi-analytical and N-body simulations to model the tidal forces and dynamical friction on galaxies.