dynamical times

Today I got no research done at all. This behavior is deprecated.

After I spoke at MIT CSR Science Lunch, Burles noted that if (a) the K+A events are triggered by mergers or interactions, and if (b) morphological merger evidence lasts for N dynamical times, where N is relatively independent of dynamical time, then (1) some significant fraction of K+As should show morphological evidence of interactions (duh!), and (2) the fraction should be a linear function of dynamical time, which can be estimated (at least crudely) from the SDSS data themselves. Smart idea, lets do it.

1 comment:

  1. Burles comment was actually about all galaxies, not just post-starburst galaxies. This is particularly interesting for Morad's close-pair project.