Publications by James Binney

Self-consistent modelling of our Galaxy with Gaia data

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Cambridge University Press 12 (2018) 111-118

J Binney

Galaxy models are fundamental to exploiting surveys of our Galaxy. There is now a significant body of work on axisymmetric models. A model can be defined by giving the DF of each major class of stars and of dark matter. Then the self-consistent gravitational potential is determined. Other modelling techniques are briefly considered before an overview of some early work on non-axisymmetric models.

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