THE MULTIWAVELENGTH VIEW OF STAR-FORMING DISKS

  • Robert C. KennicuttJr.
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)

Abstract

Our understanding of star formation in disks is in the midst of an observational revolution, with Spitzer, GALEX, and a host of groundbased surveys providing complete inventories of star formation in nearby galaxies,and the first truly multiwavelength spatially-resolved datasets. The same data provide detailed information on the structure of the cold interstellar medium on «100 pc scales, and thus offer the promise of understanding the complex interplay between the star formation rate and the ISM, down to the physical scales where star formation events are triggered. This talk will present a few highlights and insights that have emerged from the surveys.

Keywords

Dust Silicate Excavation Cali 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. KennicuttJr.
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    • 2
  1. 1.Steward ObservatoryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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