Calibration of star-formation rate measurements across the electromagnetic spectrum

Buat, V, Braine, J, Dale, DA, Hornschemeier, A, Lehmer, B, Kroupa, P, Pflamm-Altenburg, J, Popescu, Cristina orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7866-702X, Wu, H et al (2015) Calibration of star-formation rate measurements across the electromagnetic spectrum. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 10 (H16). pp. 495-527. ISSN 1743-9213

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Star-formation is one of the main processes that shape galaxies, and together with black-hole accretion activity the two agents of energy production in galaxies. It is important on a range of scales from star clusters/OB associations to galaxy-wide and even group/cluster scales. Recently, studies of star-formation in sub-galactic and galaxy-wide scales have met significant advances owing to: (a) developments in the theory of stellar evolution, stellar atmospheres, and radiative transfer in the interstellar medium; (b) the availability of more sensitive and higher resolution data; and (c) observations in previously poorly charted wavebands (e.g. Ultraviolet, Infrared, and X-rays). These data allow us to study more galaxies at ever-increasing distances and nearby galaxies in greater detail, and different modes of star formation activity such as massive star formation and low level continuous star formation in a variety of environments. In this contribution we summarize recent results in the fields of multi-wavelength calibrations of star-formation rate indicators, the Stellar Initial Mass function, and radiative transfer and modeling of the Spectrale Energy Disrtributions of galaxies.

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