Exploring galaxy evolution in the local Universe

Metal-THINGS is an international collaboration led by Dr. Maritza Lara-Lopez, and thought as a follow-up of the THINGS (The HI Nearby Galaxy Survey) project, complementing the wealth of already existing data with integral field optical spectroscopy. An holistic analysis of multifrequency data that enables to study the gas, dust, and stellar content, will allow to draw a complete picture of how internal and external mechanisms can influence and affect galaxy evolution in nearby objects.

Started in …, this project used the VIRUS-P instrument at the Mc Donald observatory (Texas, USA) to take spatially resolved optical spectra of the sample of nearby galaxies observed within the frame of the SINGS(Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxy Survey) and THINGS (The HI Nearby Galaxy Survey) sample.