To appear in Highlights of Astronomy, XXVIIIth IAU General Assembly, August 2013, ed. Thierry Montmerle
astro-ph/1306.5162

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CALIBRATION OF STAR-FORMATION RATE MEASUREMENTS ACROSS THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

Cristina C. Popescu 1,2


1 Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, University of Central Lancashire, PR1 2HE, Preston, UK
2 Scientific Visitor at the Max Planck Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


Table of Contents

SFR DETERMINATIONS FROM SED MODELLING
Why is it so difficult to calibrate SFR in spiral galaxies and why do we need to follow the fate of photons with radiative transfer calculations?
Why do SFR calibrators work?
A word of caution
What else have we learned?

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