Astrophysics Colloquium

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Time-Dependent Trends in Radiative Transfer and Nebular Emission Lines

Kirk Barrow (KIPAC) via zoom

Using cosmological simulations to make useful, scientifically relevant emission line predictions is a relatively new and rapidly evolving field. However, nebular emission lines have been particularly challenging to model because they are extremely sensitive to the local photoionization balance, which can be driven by a spatially dispersed distribution of stars amidst an inhomogeneous absorbing medium of dust and gas.