Advances in Astronomy

Metals in 3D: A Cosmic View from Integral Field Spectroscopy


Publishing date
07 Mar 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Oct 2013

1Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía-CSIC, 18008 Granada, Spain

2Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, 4150-762 Porto, Portugal

3innoFSPEC Potsdam, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany


Metals in 3D: A Cosmic View from Integral Field Spectroscopy

Description

The emergence of the integral field spectroscopy (IFS) has provided astronomers with a new tool for the study of the evolution of galaxies. The spectroscopic mapping of the fluxes and kinematics of the emission and absorption lines of galaxies at different cosmological epochs provides important clues for a better comprehension and understanding of the formation and evolution of these objects. The IFS facilities have been used in the exploration of the properties of star forming galaxies at optical and IR wavelengths, from the local volume up to the earliest cosmological stages.

Metallicity is a fundamental property in the universe: the primordial abundances, the dust content of the interstellar medium, the stellar populations, and the evolution of galaxies and the intergalactic medium are strongly linked to their metal content, since it controls the cooling function and the formation of the first stars and galaxies. This special issue proposes a revision of the impact of the last results on the metal content issued from IFS observations for a wide variety of objects in the universe and the design of new and ambitious programs to extend these studies with the new generation of IFS facilities, including those based on adaptive optics at optical and IR wavelengths. Potential Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Building the metal content of galaxies from the early epochs of the universe
  • 2D spatial distribution of metals in the stellar populations and in the interstellar medium
  • The role of the environment and feedback on the chemical enrichment of galaxies
  • Chemodynamical models versus IFS observations
  • IFS instrumental challenges for the next decade

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 753034
  • - Editorial

Metals in 3D: A Cosmic View from Integral Field Spectroscopy

Jorge Iglesias-Páramo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 162949
  • - Research Article

Chemical and Photometric Evolution Models for Disk, Irregular, and Low Mass Galaxies

Mercedes Mollá
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 293856
  • - Research Article

Imaging FTS: A Different Approach to Integral Field Spectroscopy

Laurent Drissen | Laurie Rousseau-Nepton | ... | Frédéric Grandmont
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 279320
  • - Review Article

The Integral Field View of the Orion Nebula

Adal Mesa-Delgado
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 750754
  • - Review Article

Chemodynamical Simulations of Dwarf Galaxy Evolution

Simone Recchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 290458
  • - Research Article

Observing and Reducing IFUs: INTEGRAL and PMAS—Properties of the Ionized Gas in HH 202

Luis López-Martín
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 596501
  • - Review Article

Properties of the HII Regions Derived Using Integral Field Spectroscopy

Sebastian F. Sánchez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 641612
  • - Review Article

The Mitchell Spectrograph: Studying Nearby Galaxies with the VIRUS Prototype

Guillermo A. Blanc
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 631943
  • - Research Article

Studying the Interstellar Medium of H II/BCD Galaxies Using IFU Spectroscopy

Patricio Lagos | Polychronis Papaderos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 627867
  • - Review Article

The Study of Nebular Emission on Nearby Spiral Galaxies in the IFU Era

Fernando Fabián Rosales-Ortega
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