IRAM survey of nearby galaxies with prominent dust lanes (PI: Kaviraj)

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Galaxies hosting prominent dust lanes are considered to be the remnants of recent gas-rich mergers. This project is using the IRAM millimetre telescope to perform a survey of the molecular gas properties of nearby early-type galaxies with prominent dust lanes. The sample has a wealth of auxiliary data wavelength already available, including in the UV (GALEX), optical (SDSS), near-infrared (UKIDSS), mid-infrared (WISE) and far-infrared (Herschel), allowing us to study gas and star formation in these gas-rich merger in unprecedented detail. Arecibo time has also been recently awarded, making this the largest dust-lane galaxy sample with such wide panchromatic coverage.
Effective start/end date1/01/13 → …


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