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.


Credit: F. Santoro & the PHANGS team

Credit: F. Santoro & A. Leroy/PHANGS/ALMA
Credit: F. Santoro & T. Müller (HdA)/PHANGS/MUSE


Cosmic commute towards star and planet formation, 2020 July, MPIA press release

Birds of a Feather, 2020 July, ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Les Astronomes dévoilent les entrailles invisibles des galaxies, 2019 February, Le Figaro

What 100,000 Star Factories in 74 Galaxies Tell Us about Star Formation Across the Universe, 2019 January, NRAO/JAO press release