Symposium S6 “Stellar & gas kinematics in galaxies across cosmic time, connecting observations with theory” of EAS2020 was a success!

Symposium S6 “Stellar & gas kinematics in galaxies across cosmic time, connecting observations with theory” of the virtual EAS2020 was a great success! Big thanks to all the participants! Also warm thanks to all the organisers of the EAS2020 virtual platform, without their effort the Symposium would not have been possible.

In the era of large integral field spectroscopic surveys (e.g., Atlas3D, CALIFA, MaNGA, SLUGGS, KROSS, SAMI), and ever improving galaxy formation simulations (e.g. Illustris, EAGLE, Horizon, Magneticum, NIHAO), it is key to bring together experts in all aspects of galaxy kinematics to discuss the physical processes that shape the morpho-kinematic evolution of galaxies. Symposium S6 of the virtual EAS2020 provided this opportunity. S6 was split into 6 sub-sessions covering the main aspects of stellar and gas kinematics.

The first session, chaired by Camila Correa (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), focused on the stellar angular momentum of galaxies, used to trace galaxy morphology and to compare with cosmological simulations of galaxy formation. The session began with the invited talk of Eric Emsellem (ESO, Germany) on morpho-kinematic evolution of galaxies, and continued with contribution talks from Sarah Sweet (University of Queensland, Australia), Jesse van de Sande (University of Sydney, Australia), Juan Espejo (Swinburne University, Australia) and Claudia Lagos (University of Western Australia, Australia).

Claudia Lagos moderated the second session which started with Glenn van de Ven (University of Vienna, Vienna) as invited speaker, who talked about the formation history of galaxies through population-dynamics of their stars. Trevor Mendel (Australia National University, Australia), Anna de Graaf (Leiden University, The Netherlands), Rhea-Silvia Remus (Munich Observatory, Germany) and Annalisa Pillepich (Mpia Heidelberg, Germany) followed as contribution speakers. The contribution talks focused on the structural evolution of galaxies, theoretical results from simulations TNG50 and Magneticum were presented, along with findings from the MAGPI and LEGA-C survey. The session concluded with 5 poster presentations.

Thierry Contini (Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, France) chaired the third session, which started with Natascha Forster-Schreiber as invited speaker reviewing recent studies of galaxy kinematics. The contribution talks that followed were given by Lucy Hogarth (UCL, UK), Debora Pelliccia (University of California, US), Johannes Zabl (Centre De Recherche Astrophysique De Lyon, France), Veselina Kalinova (MPI Bonn, Germany). Various topics were covered in this session, from high spatial resolution molecular maps to feedback-driven outflows and CGM kinematics. The session concluded with 5 poster presentations.

The fourth session was chaired by Claudia Lagos. Filippo Fraternali (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) started the session with a review talk on gas dynamics, and was followed by contribution talks from Lorenzo Posti (Strasbourg Observatory, France), Alice Concas (Kavli Institute for Cosmology, UK), Matilde Mingozzi (Astronomical Observatory of Padova, Italy) and Luca Cortese (University of Western Australia, Australia). The session focused on outflows and feedback efficiencies of discs and spheroids, and on the impact of environment in inducing ram-pressure stripping and morphological transformations. The session also included 3 poster presentations.

Federico Lelli (Cardiff University, UK) chaired the fifth session, which consisted of contribution talks from Carlo Cannarozzo (Universita di Bologna, Italy), Francesca Pinna (Mpia Heidelberg, Germany), Sharon Meidt (Ghent University, Belgium), Tirna Deb (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Pavel Manera Pina (Kapteyn Institute, The Netherlands) and Sylvia Ploeckinger (Leiden University, The Netherlands). The speakers presented exciting results on the topics of merger-driven evolution of galaxies, nuclear star clusters and CO/HI gas kinematics.

The sixth and final session was chaired by Annalisa Pillepich. The invited speaker of the session was Benoit Epinat (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France) who discussed various gas morpho-kinematics studies using MUSE. The speakers, Gandhali Joshi (Mpia Heidelberg, Germany), Sara Cazzoli (IAA-CSIC, Spain), Valentina Abril Melgarejo (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France) and Wilfried Mercier (Irap, France) gave contribution talks. The session focused on galaxy evolution in dense environments and it concluded with 5 poster presentations.

Scientific organisers

Camila Correa (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) (Chair)
Claudia Lagos (International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Australia) (Co-chair)
Mark Swinbank (Durham University, UK)
Christopher Harrison (Newcastle University, UK)
Annalisa Pillepich (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany)
Alfred Tiley (International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Australia)
Jarle Brinchmann (Instituto de astrofisica e ciencias do espago, Portugal)
Thierry Contini (Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, France)
Anne Medling (University of Toledo, US)
Federico Lelli (Cardiff University, UK)