Project

An investigation of the dust energy balance in HEROES/NHEMESES galaxies

Duration
01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Astronomy and space sciences
Keywords
radiative transfer galaxies interstellar dust
 
Project description

We will perform, for the first time, a uniform and unbiased radiative transfer modelling of a sample of 19 large edge-on spiral galaxies, based on observational data covering UV to submm wavelengths. Based on this unprecedented set of 3D models, we will investigate the detailed distribution of dust in spiral galaxies, quantify the importance of the dust energy balance problem, and investigate various possible causes.