Dawes Review 4: Spiral Structures in Disc Galaxies

  title={Dawes Review 4: Spiral Structures in Disc Galaxies},
  author={Clare L. Dobbs and Junichi Baba},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia},
  • C. Dobbs, J. Baba
  • Published 18 July 2014
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Abstract The majority of astrophysics involves the study of spiral galaxies, and stars and planets within them, but how spiral arms in galaxies form and evolve is still a fundamental problem. Major progress in this field was made primarily in the 1960s, and early 1970s, but since then there has been no comprehensive update on the state of the field. In this review, we discuss the progress in theory, and in particular numerical calculations, which unlike in the 1960s and 1970s, are now… 
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