FACULTY OF Physics and Astronomy

PD DR. DOMINIK BOMANS, ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTE

The research is focused on astrophysical plasma in interstellar and intergalactic space. Using multi-wavelength (UV, optical, IR, radio, and X-ray) space and ground based photometry and spectroscopy the physical state of the plasma is determined.  This gives the ionization, heating, cooling, heavy element content, magnetization, and kin-ematics of the astrophysical plasma.  With these measurements the stellar (radiative and mechanical) feedback on various spatial scales, from circumstellar to circumgalactic and intergalactic medium, can be determined. The analyses provide essential physical parameters  for the understanding of dwarf and massive galaxy formation and evolution.

Keywords: interstellar plasma, circum/intergalactic plasma, magnetized astrophysical plasma, stellar feedback, galaxy evolution

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