Surveying the Nearby Universe

The new generation of large-format cameras (MegaCam@CFHT and DECam@CTIO/Blanco) enable new types of panchromatic multi-wavelength surveys of the nearby universe. Such surveys open up vast discovery space, delivering unprecedented, large and homogeneous photometric data of baryonic substructures in local galaxy overdensities. In this talk I will present the most recent results obtained as part of the Next Generation Virgo and Fornax cluster surveys (NGVS and NGFS), and discuss the most recent discovery of a rich population of faint low-surface brightness dwarf galaxies in the core regions of the Fornax galaxy cluster.

Followed by wine and cheese in Pupin 1402.

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