Course Detail: GALACTIC
Galactic Rings: Signposts of Secular Evolution in Disk Galaxies
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Galactic Rings - Signposts of Secular Evolution in Disk Galaxies
May 27 - June 1, 2018
Bryant Conference Center
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

The origin and role of rings in the dynamics and evolution of galaxies has never
been the focus of a major meeting. The goal of this meeting is to examine what can
be learned about galaxy evolution from the study of galactic rings and related
structures.

Key Topics:
- Bars, spirals and rings in disk galaxies
- Secular evolution and dynamics of ringed galaxies
- AGN, star formation and feedback connections
- Polar, collisional and accretion rings
- Rings in a cosmological context
- Rings in Local Group galaxies
- Shocks, Lindblad Resonances and manifolds
- Formation and destruction of rings and bars

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