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Paper: Galactic Disk Formation and the Angular Momentum Problem
Volume: 419, Galaxy Evolution: Emerging Insights and Future Challenges
Page: 3
Authors: Burkert, A.
Abstract: Galactic disk formation requires knowledge about the initial conditions under which disk galaxies form, the boundary conditions that affect their secular evolution and the micro-physical processes that drive the multi-phase interstellar medium and regulate their star formation history. Most of these ingredients are still poorly understood. Recent high-resolution observations of young high-redshift disk galaxies provide insight into early phases of galactic disk formation and evolution. Combined with low-redshift disk data these observations should eventually allow us to reconstruct the origin of and evolution of the late-type galaxies. I will summarize some of the major problems that need to be addressed for a more consistent picture of galactic disk formation and evolution.
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