Gary Mamon's Research Topics: Galaxies and their Environments

Thanks to its long-range effects (decreasing as the inverse square of the separation), gravity causes the clustering of large-scale structures, and galaxies thus tend to live in a variety of environments of increasing mass, called groups at the low-mass end and clusters at the high-mass end. So most galaxies do not evolve in isolation, but are instead influenced by their environment.

Gary Mamon has worked on two issues related to galaxy environments:

  1. Understanding the environment in real space (it is measured in redshift space):
  2. Quantifying the effects of the environment on the properties of galaxies

Gary Mamon's important papers on the topic are: