Nuclear activity and star formation in local Luminous Infrared Galaxies
By Ruben Herrero-Illana (ESO)
Thursday 5 Mar
Host Institution: University of Barcelona
Place: DAM Seminar (724)
Luminous infrared galaxies (LIRGs) dominate the cosmic infrared background, and hence their study is crucial to understand galaxy formation and evolution. Furthermore, their extreme environments make them ideal laboratories to probe both star formation, nuclear activity, and the interplay between both phenomena. On this talk I will give an overview on the main physical processes taking place in local LIRGs from a multi-wavelength perspective at different spatial scales, from their overall structure to their central hundred-parsec regions, where extreme processes take place hidden behind the dust.