Star formation on galactic scales Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractNew multi-wavelength data on nearby galaxies are providing a much more accurate and complete observational picture of star formation on galactic scales. Here I briefly report on recent results from the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxies Survey (SINGS). These provide new constraints on the frequency and lifetime of deeply obscured star-forming regions in galaxies, the measurement of dust-corrected star formation rates in galaxies, and the form of the spatially-resolved Schmidt law.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

author list (cited authors)

  • Kennicutt, R. C.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Kennicutt, Robert C

publication date

  • August 2006