Supercomputer simulations of disk galaxies Academic Article uri icon


  • The time evolution of models for an isolated disk of highly flattened galaxies of stars is investigated by direct integration of the Newtonian equations of motion of N=30,000 identical stars over a time span of many galactic rotations. Certain astronomical implications of the simulations to actual disk-shaped (i.e. rapidly rotating) galaxies are explored as well. Comment: 3 pages, 2 figure Aat.sty, Aattable.sty, presented by E. Griv at the JENAM 2000, S02, Moscow, Russia, 2000

publication date

  • January 1, 2001