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news:observing_and_modelling_interstellar_dust_in_galaxies [2015/02/26 10:26] (current)
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 +**Observing and modelling interstellar dust in galaxies
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 +Dust grains play a special role in producing and processing radiation. They are efficient at absorbing and scattering UV/optical photons and then reradiate the absorbed energy in the infrared. The most complete understanding of the dust in galaxies hence can be obtained by combining UV/optical and infrared data. I will report on our ongoing effort to investigate the dust energy balance in nearby spiral galaxies. I will present the latest observational results obtained with the Herschel Space Observatory,​ and the results from our panchromatic radiative transfer modelling with the SKIRT code.