Age‐Dating of Starburst Galaxies

  title={Age‐Dating of Starburst Galaxies},
  author={Claus Leitherer},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • C. Leitherer
  • Published 16 September 2004
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
This review covers age‐dating methods applied to young stellar populations in starburst galaxies with ages of 108 yr and less. First, recent advances in stellar modeling, both for the interior and the atmospheres, are discussed and spectral lines and colors suitable for age‐dating are identified. These age indicators are then applied to single stellar populations, the simplest building blocks of starbursts. More complex systems, such as luminous starburst galaxies, are a challenge for… 

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