CYGNUS

CYprus models for Galaxies and their NUclear Spectra - CYGNUS

Radio galaxy Cygnus A.

Multi-wavelength view of the radio galaxy Cygnus A which harbors an active galactic nucleus.
Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI; Radio: NSF/NRAO/AUI/VLA

Radiative transfer models for galaxies and active galactic nuclei (AGN) are now routinely used for interpreting multi-wavelength observations of galaxies and are increasingly being incorporated into models of galaxy formation and evolution.

CYGNUS (CYprus models for Galaxies and their NUclear Spectra) is a collection of radiative transfer models for AGN tapered discs/tori (Efstathiou & Rowan-Robinson 1995, Efstathiou et al 2013), starburst galaxies (Efstathiou, Rowan-Robinson & Siebenmorgen 2000, Efstathiou & Siebenmorgen 2009) and host galaxies (Efstathiou & Rowan-Robinson 2003, Efstathiou & Siebenmorgen 2018 – in preparation). The models are currently available as grids of models stored in IDL savesets and a README file is provided for each set of models.
Model type Model Library Documentation
Starburst starburst_models12_low_res README_CYGNUS_starburst
AGN tapered discs/tori tapered_discs_4d_ir1 README_CYGNUS_torus
AGN polar dust polar_dust_library1 README_CYGNUS_polar_dust
Leda and the Swan, Palaepaphos Museum, Cyprus

Mosaic depicting Leda and the Swan discovered in the vicinity of the Sanctuary of Aphrodite at Palaipafos, late 2nd - early 3rd century AD, Palaepaphos Museum, Cyprus.

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The group has a prestigious network of international collaborators and is directed by Prof. Andreas Efstathiou, Vice Rector for Research and External Affairs.

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