Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

Contributed Papers

Environmental Effects on Galaxy Luminosity Functions in Clusters

Florence Durreta1a2, Christophe Adamia3 and Tatiana F. Laganáa4

a1 UPMC Université Paris 06, UMR 7095, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, 98bis Bd Arago, F-75014, Paris, France, email:

a2 CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France

a3 LAM, Pôle de l'Etoile Site de Château-Gombert, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, 13388 Marseille Cedex 13, France

a4 IAG, USP, R. do Matão 1226, 05508-090, São Paulo/SP, Brazil


The formation and evolution of galaxies is strongly influenced by environment, particularly in clusters, where galaxy luminosity functions vary in shape with the dynamical state of the cluster (relaxed or in various stages of merging), with the photometric band considered and with the position in the cluster. We present here results concerning the optical GLFs in several relaxed and merging clusters.


  • galaxies: clusters: individual (Coma, A85, A222/223, A496, A780, A1758), galaxies: luminosity function