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Low Mass Star Formation

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA Auditorium

Speaker Name(s): 

Neal Evans

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

I will review results from Spitzer programs and related observations on low mass star formation. I will address the following main questions and progress toward answers:1. What determines the IMF?2. How long do various stages of the process take?3. Have we found the missing link?4. Do any theories explain the data?5. How are the star and disk built over time?6. What chemical changes accompany star formation?