Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS)

Credit: F. Santoro & A. Leroy/PHANGS/ALMA

We aim to understand the interplay of the small-scale physics of gas and star formation with galactic structure and galaxy evolution. Observations of nearby galaxies will be utilized to understand how physics at or near the “cloud” scale are affected by galaxy-scale conditions, how they affect still smaller scale processes, and how these influence the evolution of whole galaxies