Commit a303838b authored by Yannick Roehlly's avatar Yannick Roehlly
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SFH_quenching module

Addition of a new module performing a quench on the star formation
history.  We must change a little the SED object to allow the
modification of the SED.
parent 2fac3c85
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# Copyright (C) 2015 Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille
# Licensed under the CeCILL-v2 licence - see Licence_CeCILL_V2-en.txt
# Author: Yannick Roehlly
Star Formation History quenching module
This module performs a quenching on the Star Formation History. Below a given
age, the Star Formation Rate in multiplied by 1 - quenching_factor and is set
import numpy as np
from collections import OrderedDict
from . import CreationModule
# Time lapse used in the age grid in Myr. If should be consistent with the
# time lapse in the SSP modules.
class SfhQuench(CreationModule):
"""Star Formation History Quenching
This module implements a quenching of the Star Formation History.
parameter_list = OrderedDict([
("quenching_age", (
"Age of the galaxy at which the quenching happens in Myr.",
("quenching_factor", (
"Quenching factor applied to the SFH. After the quenching time, "
"the SFR is multiplied by 1 - quenching factor and made constant. "
"The factor must be between 0 (no quenching) and 1 (no more star "
("normalise", (
"Normalise the SFH to produce one solar mass.",
out_parameter_list = OrderedDict([
("sfh.quenching_age", "Age of the galaxt when the quenching occurs "
"in Myr."),
("sfh.quenching_factor", "Quenching factor applied.")
def process(self, sed):
sed : pcigale.sed.SED object
quenching_age = int(self.parameters["quenching_age"])
quenching_factor = float(self.parameters["quenching_factor"])
normalise = (self.parameters["normalise"].lower() == "true")
# Read the star formation history of the SED
time, sfr = sed.sfh
# We assume the time in the star formation history is evenly spaced to
# compute the reverse index (i.e. from the end of the array) of the SFH
# step corresponding to the quenching age.
# We make the computation only if the quenching age and the quenching
# factor are not 0.
if quenching_age and quenching_factor:
age_lapse = time[1] - time[0]
quenching_idx =
sfr[-quenching_idx:] = sfr[-quenching_idx] * (
1 - quenching_factor)
# Compute the galaxy mass and normalise the SFH to 1 solar mass
# produced if asked to.
galaxy_mass = np.trapz(sfr * 1e6, time)
if normalise:
sfr = sfr / galaxy_mass
galaxy_mass = 1
sed.sfh = (time, sfr)
sed.add_info("galaxy_mass", galaxy_mass, True, force=True)
sed.add_module(, self.parameters)
sed.add_info("sfh.quenching_age", quenching_age)
sed.add_info("sfh.quenching_factor", quenching_factor)
# CreationModule to be returned by get_module
Module = SfhQuench
......@@ -83,15 +83,21 @@ class SED(object):
def sfh(self, value):
# The SFH can be set multiple times. Maybe it's better to make is
# settable only once and then provide an update_sfh method for when
# it's needed.
self._sfh = value
if value:
sfh_time, sfh_sfr = value
self._sfh = value
self.add_info("", sfh_sfr[-1], True)
self.add_info("sfh.sfr10Myrs", np.mean(sfh_sfr[-10:]), True)
self.add_info("sfh.sfr100Myrs", np.mean(sfh_sfr[-100:]), True)
self.add_info("sfh.age", sfh_time[-1], False)
self.add_info("", sfh_sfr[-1], True, force=True)
self.add_info("sfh.sfr10Myrs", np.mean(sfh_sfr[-10:]), True,
self.add_info("sfh.sfr100Myrs", np.mean(sfh_sfr[-100:]), True,
self.add_info("sfh.age", sfh_time[-1], False, force=True)
def fnu(self):
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