Introduction to CIGALE

CIGALE means Code Investigating GALaxy Emission. The code has been developed to study the evolution of galaxies by comparing modelled galaxy spectral energy distributions (SEDs) to observed ones from the X-rays and far ultraviolet to the far infra-red and radio. See the Download page to download CIGALE. The git repository is on our Gitlab but you can use Github for discussion and bug reports if you desire.

CIGALE is a software that extends the SED fitting algorithm written by Burgarella et al. (2005, MNRAS 360, 1411), Noll et al. (2009,  A&A 507, 1793). The last paper describing CIGALE is Boquien et al. (2019, A&A 622, 103 and see Abstract below). We would be glad that you acknowledge our work by listing these references in your paper, if you use CIGALE.

The important X-rays domain has now been added to CIGALE. It is described in Yang et al. (2020, MNRAS 491, 740) and Yang et al. (2022, in press).

CIGALE has been developed within the D-SIGALE (Dark Side of GALaxy Evolution) project led by Guilaine LAGACHE (IAS) and funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).

Denis BURGARELLA1, Médéric BOQUIEN2, Yannick ROEHLLY1,

Laure CIESLA1, Véronique BUAT 1 , Guang YANG (杨光)4,5 & Stefan NOLL3

  1. Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France
  2. Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile
  3. Institut für Physik, Universität Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
  4. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  5. George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Last Update: 10 January 2022