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Astrochemistry in extragalactic environments

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  • UserSerena Viti (UCL)
  • ClockWednesday 05 December 2012, 14:00-15:00
  • HouseNuffield G13.

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It is now well established that chemistry in external galaxies can be complex and well-developed. So the question arises: can we use molecular emissions from distant galaxies to explore the physical conditions in them and their likely evolutionary status, as we can do for various regions of our own Galaxy? This question will be the central theme of my talk, where I will review recent developments in observational as well as theoretical molecular astrophysics in the context of nearby as well as more distant galaxies. I will show how, even for the most distant galaxies, multi-species multi-transitions molecular emissions can be used as a tool to ‘disentangle’ the multiple and spatially unresolved gas components, with particular emphasis on tracing the star forming gas within a galaxy.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Talks Series series.

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