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By Laurent Vigroux (auth.), Marc Sauvage, Grażyna Stazińska, Daniel Schaerer (eds.)

Galaxies have a heritage. This has turn into transparent from contemporary sky surveys that have proven that far-off galaxies, shaped early within the lifetime of the Universe, range from the within sight ones. New observational home windows at ultraviolet, infrared and millimetric wavelengths (provided via ROSAT, IRAM, IUE, IRAS, ISO) have published that galaxies comprise a wealth of elements: highly regarded fuel, atomic hydrogen, molecules, airborne dirt and dust, darkish topic ...

A major strengthen is predicted as a result of new tools (VLT, FIRST, XMM) so that it will permit one to discover the main far away Universe. 3 Euroconferences were deliberate to punctuate this new epoch in galactic study, bringing jointly experts in a number of fields of Astronomy.

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The two studies are complementary. The simulations of Weil and Hernquist, far superior in particle number, have used only initial conditions preselected so that all their six galaxies would merge more or less simultaneously very early on in the simulation. This could influence the properties of the remnant, or, more precisely, could give information on only one type of merger remnant. On the other hand, Athanassoula and Vozikis have a large variety of initial conditions, including both haloes common to the whole group and individual haloes around each galaxy, different halo-to-luminous mass ratios and different kinematics of the galaxies within the group (in virial equilibrium, collapsing, expanding or rotating).

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