July 11-15, 2011
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UVIT Characteristics of Young Stellar Populations

Carmelle Robert (Université Laval)

Pierre Couture (Université Laval)

Starbursts of all types, nearby HII regions to high redshift galaxies, are found through the whole Universe and represent an important phase in the evolution of galaxies. Distant starbursts may be easily observed in the ultraviolet because of their large number of massive stars. I will present ultraviolet simulations of young stellar populations in order to characterize their age, metallicity, initial mass function, and star formation rate and history. The simulations include magnitudes, colors, and the slope of the spectral energy distribution taking into account the filters available with the 'Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope' to be launch in early 2012.
(to be confirmed by the SOC)