12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

A Magnetic Field Study Using Polarized Dust Emission of Nearby Starburst Galaxies

14 Jul 2011, 17:00


Poster Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics Poster2


Dr Lerothodi Leeuw (University of Johannesburg)


We will present submillimeter (submm) polarized imaging of the nearby star-forming galaxies M82 and NGC253. The data, obtained with the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii, probe the emission from dust grains aligned by magnetic fields in these galaxies, and thus fields in relatively dense regions of the galaxies.

Level (Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD, other)? PhD
Consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)? No
Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)? Yes

Primary author

Dr Lerothodi Leeuw (University of Johannesburg)


The SHARP Team (Northwestern University and others)

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