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On the dynamics of tidal streams in the Milky Way galaxy

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We present a brief history of Galactic astrophysics, and explain the origin of halo substructure in the Milky Way Galaxy. We motivate our study of the dynamics of tidal streams in our Galaxy by highlighting the tight constraints that analysis of the trajectories of tidal streams can place on the form of the Galactic potential. We address the reconstruction of orbits from observations of tidal streams. We upgrade the geometrodynamical scheme reported by Binney (2008) and Jin & Lynden-Bell...

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University of Oxford
Research group:
Galaxy dynamics (Binney & Magorrian)
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Theoretical Physics
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Andrew M Eyre
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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