Project

The variety in the shape of the UV dust attenuation law in nearby galaxies.

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Astronomy and space sciences
Keywords
interstellar dust UV astronomy galaxies
 
Project description

I propose to study the interstellar dust in 61 nearby galaxies from the KINGFISH sample. I will combine the existing data with new UV data from the SWIFT mission. This extensive dataset will be modelled using a variety of techniques. This study will be an important step towards understanding the variation in interstellar grain properties in the local Universe.