Kinematics and star formation of the most luminous HII regions in nearby galaxies

Monica Relaño

Université de Grenade

The massive star clusters strongly influence the interstellar medium surrounding them via the stellar winds and SN explosions. The distribution of the gas, and with it the distribution of the dust are affected by this phenomenology producing shells and filamentary structures in the proximity where the stars form. We present a combination of multi-wavelength data from the mid-IR to the UV to study the distribution of the dust, gas and stars in star forming regions of galaxies with different environments. We also show the potential of two-dimensional Fabry-Perot spectroscopy to quantify the energetic of the interaction of the stellar winds and SN with the interstellar medium.

Date: Thursday, 14 May 2009
Time: 12:30
Where: Université de Montréal
  Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, Local D-460
Contact: Olivier Hernandez