Is it possible to reconcile extragalactic IMF variations with a universal Milky Way IMF?

25 Mar 2019 Guszejnov David Hopkins Philip F. Graus Andrew S.

One of the most robust observations of the stellar initial mass function (IMF) is its near-universality in the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies. But recent observations of early-type galaxies can be interpreted to imply a bottom-heavy IMF, while others of ultra-faint dwarfs could imply a top-heavy IMF... (read more)

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