Gravitational structure via violent relaxation


Talk given at the workshop

The secular evolution of self-gravitating systems over cosmic ages


Isolated, initially cold and spherically symmetric self-gravitating systems may give rise to a virial equilibrium state which is far from spherically symmetric, and typically triaxial, and with no-zero angular momentum. We discuss the main features of the dynamical mechanism that gives rise to such a quasi-stationary configuration stressing the potential interest from an observational point of view.

Slides here

Video here 


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