AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 162 Heineman Prize Lecture: Interstellar Dust
Invited, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 11:40am-12:30pm, Town and Country

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[162.01] Interstellar Dust

B. T. Draine (Princeton University)

Interstellar dust continues to present challenges to theoretical astrophysics. Our theoretical models of what interstellar grains are, and how they behave, are increasingly constrained -- and guided -- by observations, from microwaves to X-rays.

I will review the current state of play as regards (1) modeling the extinction and scattering by interstellar grains -- from the infrared to X-rays -- and (2) the emission spectrum of the dust, from microwaves to infrared.

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