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Galaxy Evolutionary Synthesis Models
help you understand your data on star clusters and galaxies from the early universe until today in terms of their relevant physical and chemical properties and their evolutionary state.

Run your own GALEV model

How to reference GALEV and this webpage:

If you use the models created with this webform in any publication, then please cite

Ralf Kotulla, Uta Fritze, Peter Weilbacher & Peter Anders
MNRAS 396, 462 (2009) - ArXiv:0903.0378 (2009)

bibtex-entry - link to NASA-ADS - Article at MNRAS - astro-ph - local copy

We would also be very happy to recieve a copy of your paper for our references.

Feedback, questions and suggestions:

If you have any questions, comments or ideas how we can make this webpage more helpful or easier to use then
please write us an email to
We will do our best to help you as quickly as possible.

Relevant papers

The papers listed below can give a good start on the current properties and assumptions that go into the models, and also give some examples what our models can be used for.

This list is highly incomplete, so please also have a look at our complete publication list

Star clusters
Undisturbed galaxies
Interacting galaxies, mergers & starbursts

Help, frequently asked questions & Troubleshooting

For questions on which parameter you can select and what they mean visit the HELP pages. Answers on the most frequently asked questions and some tips and tricks on how to run your model can be found here.

Looking for one of your previous models? Then try our new Search tool

Need one of our filtercurves? Then simply dowload them via our Filtercurve tool

Illustrated step-by-step guide, including short explanations on the parameters as well as some tips on what to look out for. This document is still in the making, so please tell us what you think and where/how we can improve it.

Recent changes and updates

Continue to run your model

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