Division H Interstellar Matter and Local Universe

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The research covered by Division H centers around the study of the interstellar medium (ISM) and the stars in our Milky Way and in nearby galaxies (out to ~15 Mpc). The ISM and stars, the two major visible components of a galaxy, are coupled to each other through star formation, stellar feedback, and their gravitational potential. Topics range from detailed studies of the physics and chemistry of different components of the ISM (ionized, neutral, molecular), both locally and on galaxy-wide scales, to measurements of resolved stellar populations and star clusters in the Local Universe, and the dynamics of galaxies. The formation and evolution of atoms, molecules and dust during all phases of star formation and death are an integral part of ISM studies. On the smallest scales, the structure and composition of protoplanetary disks around pre-main sequence stars set the scene for planet formation theories.


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  • Total number of active members: 3005
  • Number of junior members: 209

Participating Commissions

Commission H1 The Local Universe
Commission H2 Astrochemistry
Inter-Division G-H Commission Planetary Nebulae
Inter-Division G-H-J Commission Stellar Clusters throughout Cosmic Space and Time
Inter-Division D-G-H-J Commission Galaxy Spectral Energy Distributions
Inter-Division B-H-J Commission Intergalactic Medium

Division Working Groups

Division H WG The Galactic Center


Monica Rubio

Universidad de Chile
Departamento de Astronomía
Casilla 36-D
Camino El Observatorio 1515
7591245 Santiago
Chile

NCA adherence: Chile

Last updated:
September 9, 2021

Claus Leitherer

Space Telescope Science Inst
3700 San Martin Dr
Baltimore MD 21218-2410
Maryland (MD)
United States

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
November 3, 2021

Leonardo Testi

ESO
Garching
Germany

NCA adherence: Italy

Last updated:
March 19, 2019

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