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Stellar Population Synthesis Code

(SPS Code)
(software to perform stellar population synthesis)

Stellar Population Synthesis Code is software to carry out Stellar Population Synthesis (SPS). Modern models use general parameters such as Initial Mass Function (IMF) and Star Formation Rate (SFR) to create synthetic populations because too many combinations of stars can produce a typical Galaxy spectrum, so assumptions pinning down likely Stellar Populations helps produce plausible explanation. Examples:


(software type,models,stars,star formation)
http://astronomy.nmsu.edu/nicole/teaching/ASTR505/lectures/lecture26/slide01.html
https://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/Collins/Collins4_3.html

Referenced by:
Computational Astrophysics
StarTrack

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