University of Ghent

An ESF exploratory workshop on:

Tracing Dust in Spiral Galaxies:

radiative transfer studies in the dawn
of a new generation of observing facilities

May 14-16, 2007
Het Pand - Ghent - Belgium

Abstract: In the next few years, several observing facilities will allow to study the dust content of spiral galaxies with unprecedented detail. At last, it will be possible to assess consistently the influence of dust, from extinction of starlight in the optical to thermal emission in the infrared. The workshop will explore new perspectives in radiative transfer studies and will lay the foundations of a pan-European collaboration between observers, modellers and theoreticians.

Scientific case Programme Participants

Practical informations Pictures of the workshop

The Convenors:
Simone Bianchi, INAF/Istituto di Radioastronomia, sez. Firenze, Italy,
Maarten Baes, Sterrenkundig Observatorium, Universiteit Gent, Belgium,
Emmanuel Xilouris, Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, National Observatory of Athens, Greece.