Title: Galaxy Wars: Star Formation and Stellar Populations in Interacting Galaxies
Volume: 423 Year: 2010 View Volume 423 on ADS
Editors: Smith, Beverly; Higdon, James; Higdon, Sarah; Bastian, Nathan
Strongly interacting galaxies are experiencing a short-lived but important stage of galactic evolution, characterized by tidal tails, bridges, and other morphological peculiarities. Enhanced star formation and luminous young star clusters are also present in some cases. In this conference proceedings volume, the physics of galaxy interactions is highlighted in relation to the stage of evolution, morphological structure, interstellar matter, and stellar populations.

This meeting brought together people who work on different aspects of interacting galaxy research, from star formation experts, to population synthesis aficionados, to numerical modelers, to experts in observations at different wavelengths. The goal of this meeting was to work toward a more complete physical picture of these encounters. This meeting focused on the following topics: 1) star formation thresholds and triggering mechanisms, 2) age-dating of stellar populations, 3) star cluster formation and destruction in interacting galaxies, 4) the nature and role of induced spiral and ring waves, and 5) detailed matching of numerical models to observations of specific systems. The presentations at this meeting involved three kinds of studies: statistical studies on large samples, such as the Sloan Digitized Sky Survey, detailed studies of individual nearby systems with NASA satellites and ground-based observatories, and numerical modeling. The meeting included a balanced diet of presentations, from multi-wavelength observational approaches to cutting edge techniques for theoretical modeling of the systems.
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Front Matter   
Volume Cover Smith, Beverly J.; Bastian, Nate; Higdon, Sarah J. U.; Higdon, James L.
Front Matter 1 Smith, Beverly J.; Bastian, Nate; Higdon, Sarah J. U.; Higdon, James L.
Conference Photograph 1 Smith, Beverly J.; Bastian, Nate; Higdon, Sarah J. U.; Higdon, James L.
Part I. Individual Systems   
M81 and Related Systems: High Impact Collisions with Small Galaxies 3 Gallagher III, J. S.
Why Are Ring Galaxies Interesting? 12 Higdon, J. L.; Higdon, S. J. U.
The Collisional Ring Galaxy NGC 922 19 Pellerin, A.; Meurer, G. R.; Bekki, K.; Elmegreen, D. M.; Wong, O. I.; Knezek, P. M.
Molecular Gas in the Early Stage of Interacting Galaxies: The NGC 4567/8 Pair 26 Kaneko, H.; Kuno, N.; Iono, D.; Tosaki, T.; Sawada, T.; Nakanishi, H.; Hirota, A.
Dwarf Detachment and Globular Cluster Formation in Arp 305 32 Hancock, M.; Smith, B. J.; Struck, C.; Giroux, M. L.; Hurlock, S.
The Magellanic Stream to Halo Interface: Processes that Shape our Nearest Gaseous Halo Stream 38 Nigra, L.; Stanimirovic, S.; Gallagher III, J. S.; Lockman, F. J.; Nidever, D. L.; Majewski, S. R.
Star Cluster Dissolution in Arp 284 44 Peterson, B. W.; Struck, C.; Smith, B. J.; Hancock, M.
An Isolated HII Region near ESO 481-G017 48 Santiago-Figueroa, N.; Putman, M.; Werk, J.; Ryan-Weber, E.; Meurer, G.
X-ray Emission from the Star-Forming Region NGC 602 in the SMC 52 Oskinova, L. M.; Ignace, R.
Hα Kinematics of KPG 390 57 Repetto, P.; Rosado, M.; Gabbasov, R.; Fuentes-Carrera, I.
The Hot and Cold Outflows of NGC 3079 61 Shafi, N.; Morganti, R.; Oosterloo, T.; Booth, R.
Starburst in the Interacting HII Galaxy II Zw 40 and in Non-Interacting HII Galaxies 65 Telles, E.
QSO Absorption from Interacting Galaxies 69 Keeney, B. A.; Stocke, J. T.; Carilli, C.
The Extremely Young Star Cluster Population In Haro 11 74 Adamo, A.; Östlin, G.; Zackrisson, E.; Hayes, M.
Part II. Galaxy Groups and Clusters   
Megaparsec-Scale Triggers for Star Formation: Clusters and Filaments of Galaxies in the Horologium-Reticulum Supercluster 81 Fleenor, M. C.; Johnston–Hollitt, M.
Mid-Infrared Evidence for Accelerated Evolution in Compact Group Galaxies 88 Walker, L. M.; Johnson, K. E.; Gallagher, S. C.; Hibbard, J. E.; Hornschemeier, A. E.; Charlton, J. C.; Jarrett, T. H.
Probing Intergalactic Gas in Galaxy Groups 93 Freeland, E.
How Gas Stripping Transforms the Stellar Populations of Cluster Spiral Galaxies 97 Crowl, H. H.; Kenney, J. D. P.; Chung, A.; Blanton, M.; Van Gorkom, J. H.
ALFALFA HI Content and Star Formation in Virgo Cluster Early-Type Dwarfs 101 Koopmann, R. A.; Giovanelli, R.; Haynes, M. P.; Kent, B.; Brosch, N.
Spitzer Mid-Infrared Spectra of Cool-Core Galaxy Clusters 105 de Messières, G. E.; O’Connell, R. W.; McNamara, B. R.; Donahue, M.; Nulsen, P. E. J.; Voit, G. M.; Wise, M. W.
Part III. Star Cluster Formation and Destruction   
Overview of HST Results on Star Cluster Formation and Destruction 111 Smith, L. J.
Galaxy Mergers and Star Clusters: An HST Perspective 116 Chandar, R.; Rothberg, B.
Basic Tools for Studies on the Formation and Disruption of Star Clusters: The Luminosity Function 123 Gieles, M.
Tidal Tails in Interacting Galaxies: Formation of Compact Stellar Structures 129 Mullan, B.; Charlton, J. C.; Konstantopoulos, I. S.; Bastian, N.; Chandar, R.; Durrell, P. R.; Elmegreen, D.; English, J.; Gallagher, S. C.; Gronwall, C.; Hibbard, J. E.; Hunsberger, S.; Johnson, K. E.; Kepley, A.; Knierman, K.; Koribalski, B.; Lee, K. H.; Maybhate, A.; Palma, C.; Vacca, W. D.
Star Clusters as Tracers of Galaxy Evolution 135 Konstantopoulos, I. S.
Gemini Spectroscopic Survey of Young Star Clusters in Merging/Interacting Galaxies 142 Trancho, G.; Bastian, N.
The Mass-to-Light Ratios of Galactic Globular Clusters 146 Kruijssen, J. M. D.; Mieske, S.
The Relation Between the Globular Cluster Mass and Luminosity Functions 151 Kruijssen, J. M. D.; Portegies Zwart, S. F.
Part IV. Population Synthesis of Galaxies   
Measuring Abundance Ratios from Integrated Light 157 Worthey, G.
Emission Corrections for Hydrogen Features of the Graves et al. 2007 Sloan Digital Sky Survey Averages of Early Type, Non-LINER Galaxies 161 Serven, J.; Worthey, G.
On the Anomalous Balmer Line Strengths in Globular Clusters 165 Poole, V.; Worthey, G.; Lee, H.-c.; Serven, J.
A Bayesian Approach Accounting for Stochastic Fluctuations in Stellar Cluster Properties 171 Fouesneau, M.; Lancon, A.
Part V. Numerical Modeling   
Star Formation and Structure Formation in Galaxy Interactions and Mergers 177 Bournaud, F.
Shock-Induced Starburst and Star Cluster Formation in Colliding Galaxies 185 Saitoh, T. R.; Daisaka, H.; Kokubo, E.; Makino, J.; Oakmoto, T.; Tomisaka, K.; Wada, K.; Yoshida, N.
Substructure Formation Induced by Gravitational Tides? 191 Renaud, F.; Theis, C.; Naab, T.; Boily, C. M.
Star Formation History in Merging Galaxies 197 Chien, L.
Simulations of Interacting Galaxies Covering More Than Ten Orders of Magnitude 203 Kruijssen, J. M. D.; Pelupessy, F. I.; Lamers, H. J. G. L. M.; Portegies Zwart, S. F.; Icke, V.
Asymmetric Warfare: M31 and its Satellites 210 Fardal, M.
Tasking Citizen Scientists from Galaxy Zoo to Model Galaxy Collisions 217 Wallin, J.; Holincheck, A.; Borne, K.; Lintott, C.; Smith, A.; Bamford, S.; Fortson, L.
Tasking Citizen Scientists from Galaxy Zoo to Model Galaxy Collisions: Preliminary Results, Interface, Analysis 223 Holincheck, A.; Wallin, J.; Borne, K.; Lintott, C.; Smith, A.; Bamford, S.; Fortson, L.
The Automatic Galaxy Collision Software 227 Smith, B. J.; Carver, D. C.; Pfeiffer, P.; Perkins, S.; Barkanic, J.; Fritts, S.; Southerland, D.; Manchikalapudi, D.; Baker, M.; Luckey, J.; Franklin, C.; Moffett, A.; Struck, C.
Models of the Intergalactic Gas in Stephan’s Quintet 232 Hwang, J.-S.; Struck, C.; Renaud, F.; Appleton, P.
Shell Galaxies: Dynamical Friction, Gradual Satellite Decay and Merger Dating 236 Ebrová, I.; Jungwiert, B.; Canalizo, G.; Bennert, N.; Jílková, L.
Hydrodynamic Simulations of M51 and the Interaction with NGC 5195 240 Dobbs, C. L.; Theis, C.; Pringle, J. E.; Bate, M. R.
Simulations of Line Profile Structure in Shell Galaxies 243 Jílková, L.; Jungwiert, B.; Krízek, M.; Ebrová, I.; Stoklasová, I.; Bartáková, T.; Bartosková, K.
Part VI. Surveys of Pre-Merger Pairs   
Unveiling Galaxy Interactions: Watching the Tides Roll 249 Keel, W. C.
Tidal Dwarf Galaxies, Accretion Tails, and ‘Beads on a String’ in the ‘Spirals, Bridges, and Tails’ Interacting Galaxy Survey 257 Smith, B. J.; Giroux, M. L.; Struck, C.; Hancock, M.; Hurlock, S.
Tracking Evolutionary Processes with Large Samples of Galaxy Pairs 264 Barton, E. J.; Trinh, C. Q.; Bullock, J. S.; Wright, S. A.
Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium in Nearby Tidal Streams (SAINTS) 271 Higdon, S. J. U.; Higdon, J. L.; Smith, B. J.; Hancock, M.; Struck, C.
Ultraluminous X-ray Sources in Interacting Galaxies 277 Swartz, D. A.
An Atlas of GALEX UV Images of Interacting Galaxies 282 Giroux, M. L.; Smith, B. J.; Struck, C.; Hancock, M.; Hurlock, S.
Star Formation on the Fringes: The Frequency and Nature of Outlying HII Regions 287 Werk, J. K.; Putman, M. E.; Meurer, G. R.
Distributions of H II Regions in Interacting Galaxies 293 Keel, W. C.; Frattare, L. M.
The Prism Multi-Object Survey (PRIMUS) 297 Wong, K.; Blanton, M.; Burles, S.; Coil, A.; Cool, R.; Eisenstein, D.; Moustakas, J.; Rujopakarn, W.; Zhu, G.
Part VII. Galaxy Mergers   
The Role of Major Mergers in Galaxy Bimodality 303 McIntosh, D. H.
Star Formation in Unequal-Mass Mergers 312 Jütte, E.
An Integral Field Spectroscopic Survey of Luminous and Ultra-luminous Infrared Galaxies 317 Arribas, S.; Colina, L.; Monreal-Ibero, A.; Rodriguez-Zaurín, J.; Alonso-Herrero, A.; García-Marín, M.; Bellocchi, E.; Bedregal, A. G.; Miralles-Caballero, D.; Piqueras, J.
Star Formation Properties and Dynamics of Luminous Infrared Galaxies with Adaptive Optics 323 Väisänen, P.; Mattila, S.; Ryder, S.
Interaction-Triggered Star Formation in Distant Galaxies and the Role of Mergers in Galaxy Evolution 329 Lin, L.
Cold Gas in Blue-Sequence E/S0s: Galaxies in Transition 338 Wei, L. H.; Kannappan, S. J.; Vogel, S. N.; Baker, A. J.
Tidal Tales of Minor Mergers: Star Formation in the Tidal Debris of Minor Mergers 342 Knierman, K. A.
Extended Light in E/S0 Galaxies and Implications for Disk Rebirth 346 Moffett, A. J.; Kannappan, S. J.; Laine, S.; Wei, L. H.; Baker, A. J.; Impey, C. D.
The Impact of Stellar Populations on the Dynamics of Merger Remnants 351 Rothberg, B.; Fischer, J.
Redistribution of Metals in Interacting Galaxies 355 Rupke, D.; Kewley, L.; Barnes, J.
Probing Black Hole Mergers with Gravitational Waves 359 Hendry, M. A.
Part VIII. Summary   
Conference Summary 365 Struck, C.; Bastian, N.
Indexes 371 Smith, Beverly J.; Bastian, Nate; Higdon, Sarah J. U.; Higdon, James L.
Back Matter 377 Smith, Beverly J.; Bastian, Nate; Higdon, Sarah J. U.; Higdon, James L.
Conference Photos 999 Smith, Beverly J.; Bastian, Nate; Higdon, Sarah J. U.; Higdon, James L.