Dieter Breitschwerdt

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We present a Chandra X-ray observation that shows, unambiguously for the first time, the presence of a giant diffuse X-ray-emitting corona around the edge-on disk galaxy NGC 4631. This corona, with a characteristic thermal temperature of 2–7 × 10 6 K, extends as far as 8 kpc away from the galactic plane. The X-ray morphology resembles the radio halo of the(More)
We study, by means of adaptive mesh refinement hydro-and magnetohydrodynamical simulations that cover a wide range of scales (from kpc to sub-parsec), the dimension of the most dissipative structures and the injection scale of the turbulent interstellar gas, which we find to be about 75 pc, in agreement with observations. This is however smaller than the(More)
It is shown that a number of key observations of the Galactic ISM can be understood, if it is treated as a highly compressible and turbulent medium, energized predominantly by supernova explosions (and stellar winds). We have performed extensive numerical high resolution 3D hydrodynamical and magnetohydrodynamical simulations with adaptive mesh refinement(More)
In star forming disk galaxies, matter circulation between stars and the interstellar gas, and, in particular the energy input by random and clustered supernova explosions, determine the dynamical and chemical evolution of the ISM, and hence of the galaxy as a whole. Using a 3D MHD code with adaptive mesh refinement developed for this purpose, we have(More)
The rôle of matter circulation between the disk and halo in establishing the volume filling factors of the different ISM phases in the Galactic disk (|z| ≤ 250 pc) is investigated, using a modified version of the three-dimensional supernova-driven ISM model of Avillez (2000). We carried out adaptive mesh refinement simulations of the ISM with five supernova(More)
We give a summary of the current state of Local Bubble research, resulting from the discussions of a dedicated panel meeting. After more than 25 years of intense observational and theoretical work, we are still far from a coherent picture, although a probable one emerges at the horizon. A multi-supernova origin seems to be the best guess, with(More)
The development of galactic fountain theories is reviewed with special emphasis on the different approaches and concepts that have been used in the past. In particular the outstanding contribution of Franz Kahn to our physical understanding is appreciated. It is argued that galactic outflows represent an essential phase during galaxy evolution. The dynamics(More)
  • Ralph Tüllmann, Terrance J Gaetz, Paul P Plucinsky, Knox S Long, John P Hughes, William P Blair +4 others
  • 2008
NGC604 is the largest H ii-region in M33, second only within the Local Group to 30 Dor, and is important as a laboratory for understanding how massive young stellar clusters interact with the surrounding interstellar medium. Here, we present deep (300ks) X-ray imagery of NGC604 obtained as part of the Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33), which show highly(More)