A model of the warped discs in the Galactic centre

Tarun Deep Saini1* and S. Sridhar2*
1Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India
2Raman Research Institute, Bangalore 560080, India

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Young stars in the Galactic centre appear to be organized in two counter–rotating systems orbiting the central black hole. One of these is a strongly warped disc, whereas the other is thicker and highly inclined with respect to the former. We present a minimal model of this gravitationally coupled stellar systems.

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Keywords : Galaxy: centre – Galaxy: nucleus – stellar dynamics