dissipationless galaxy formation, binomial probabilities

Milos Milosavljevic gave a talk elucidating the role and consequences of dissipationless clustering and merging for massive galaxies, under the assumption (well justified observationally) that there is no new star formation in these objects.

I nearly convinced Neal Weiner to do our "binomial outliers" project: looking for groups of N galaxies from Berlind's group catalog that are very unlikely—given binomial probability—of containing m galaxies that have some unusual or remarkable property. An easy project, but certain to produce a few LPU.

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