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Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Star Formation Rate Measurements

Daniela Calzetti
University of Massachusetts

Monday, November 26, 2012
11:30 AM @ Stirling 201

Abstract:

About 10 years after both Spitzer and GALEX were launched, and 3 years into the Herschel Space Telescope operations, we can finally link star formation rate indicators across the full UV-to-farInfrared wavelength range. I will review progress in this area, both for global (galaxy-wide) and local (sub-galactic region) star formation rate indicators, with special attention to where challenged are still present.