The scientists in the group have strong expertise in many techniques for modelling galaxies and their evolution:
These theoretical developments allow one to model the bursts of star formation and to analyse the chemical evolution of the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies (role of massive stars, feedback effects, enrichment in heavy elements).
As by-products of these modelling, "simulated observations" are useful for predicting the performances of future observing instruments, and for performing direct comparisons between the theoretical predictions and the observations:
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Image : D1 Deep Field from the Legacy Survey of the Canada-France-Hawaï Telescope (CFHTLS)
TERAPIX Data Processing Center (CNRS/INSU - IAP - CEA)