Key Science Projects
Galactic Center
Large scale distribution of star-forming material
Ring dynamics and shocks
Low metallicity ISM in dwarf galaxies
Effects of metallicity on cloud structure
Is there abundant neutral gas not traced by CO?
Starburst nuclei
What triggers the burst?
Are starburst nuclei self-limiting or self-regulating?
Ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies (ULIGs)
Origin of their far-IR emission
Why is the 158 mm [CII] line (a PDR tracer) so very
weak?
Star formation in the early Universe
Redshifted [CII], [OIII] 88 mm and [OI] 63 mm line
emission from distant (z = 1 4) protogalaxies.