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Fun with Radiation Transfer

Barbara Anne Whitney
Space Science Institute

Abstract
I will describe our codes that compute radiation transfer in dust: calculating temperatures, thermal emission, scattering, and PAH emission in multi-dimensional geometries.  I'll  describe applications of the codes to interpret observations in star formation regions: near-infrared polarization maps of protostars; variability due to accretion hotspots and  disk warps in T Tauri stars; PAH emission from massive clusters; and computation of a large grid of models to interpret datasets on star forming regions or entire galaxies.

2009 February 11, 13:30

IA/U.Porto
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia