Interactions and star formation activity in Wolf-Rayet galaxies

Angel Lopez Sanchez, Cesar Esteban

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We present some global results of the PhD thesis research carried out by Lopez-Sanchez (2006), in which a detailed morphological, photometric and spectroscopic analysis of a sample of 20 Wolf-Rayet (WR) galaxies was carried out. The main aims are the study of the star formation and O and WR stellar populations in these galaxies, and the role that interactions between low surface companion objects have in the triggering of the bursts. We analyze the morphology, stellar populations, physical conditions, chemical abundances, and kinematics of the ionized gas, as well as the star formation activity of each system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPathways through an eclectic universe
EditorsJH Knapen, TJ Mahoney, A Vazdekis
Place of PublicationProvo, UT
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781583816516
ISBN (Print)9781583816509
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Pathways Through an Eclectic Universe - Santiago del Teide, Spain
Duration: 23 Apr 200727 Apr 2007

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific


ConferenceConference on Pathways Through an Eclectic Universe
CitySantiago del Teide



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