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Title: The distribution of dwarf galaxies and black holes in the local cosmic density field
Author: Detsis, Emmanuel
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2006
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The first chapter takes a closer look in the galaxy luminosity function and especially the faint end. By combining two galaxy surveys, the 2dFGRS survey, a redshift survey that includes ≈ 250,000 galaxies and the MGC survey, a very deep optical survey that reaches up to mMGC = 23.5 an attempt is made to better define the faint end of the galaxy luminosity function. In the second chapter, relationship is developed between galaxy colour and hubble type which translates to a relationship between the colour and the dominance of the galactic bulge. The galactic bulge properties are calculated with the use of the bj and r  colours from the SCSS survey that are included in the 2dFGRS release. In the third chapter the 2dFGRS survey is combined with the NVSS radio survey in order to retrieve radio fluxes for the 2dFGRS galaxies. The radio luminosity of the survey is calculated and relationship between black hole mass and radio luminosity is examined. In the final chapter, black hole mass distribution is examined according to the local density and a statistical analysis in performed in order to determine if galaxies with radio output belong to the same population as normal galaxies.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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