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Paper: Stellar Population Synthesis
Volume: 519, Radiative Signatures from the Cosmos
Page: 253
Authors: Leitherer, C.
Abstract: Population synthesis models aim to reproduce the spectral energy distributions of stellar systems ranging from single clusters to entire massive galaxies. Model atmospheres play a crucial role in realistic models, as empirical spectral libraries are often incomplete and/or cover limited wavelength ranges. The goal of the modeling is to learn about structural parameters, star-formation histories, chemical evolution, and more. This review covers recent results and current challenges. The emphasis will be on stellar aspects but some processes related to the interstellar medium will be addressed as well.
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