The Galactic Interstellar Medium: an Overview

V. Pirronello, G. Manicò, E. Congiu, G. Vidali, A. Insolia, R. Caruso

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It is given a bird's eye view of the galactic interstellar environment, its structure and composition. It is also given a short description of some fundamental physico-chemical processes, that are important for gravitational collapse and hence for the formation of stars, for the shaping galaxies, for regulating their dynamics and in a sense for allowing the Universe to be as we observe it today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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