Peculiar motions in the universe

  • Riccardo Giovanelli
Part II Large-scale Structure
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 470)


A summary of the observational status of measurements of peculiar velocities in the local universe is given. Special emphasis is devoted to the discussion of applications of the Tully-Fisher technique and its limitations. Preliminary results are presented regarding the motions of two samples of galaxies with measured peculiar velocities: one including 24 clusters of galaxies and a second of field objects, the latter being used to test for large amplitude bulk flow in the peculiar velocity field.


Cosmic Microwave Background Local Group Bulk Flow Spiral Galaxy Elliptical Galaxy 
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  • Riccardo Giovanelli
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  1. 1.Dept. of Astronomy and National Astronomy and Ionosphere CenterCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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