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Special seminar: The Youngest Star Clusters: Birth Clouds & Death Shrouds

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Other

Seminar Location Other: 

Duane Physics D322

Speaker Name(s): 

Sara Beck

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Tel Aviv University
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Astrophysics Lunch Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

The most extreme star formation in the local Universe is found in the deeply embedded star clusters of starburst dwarfs; they hold up to 10^6M⊙ of stars younger than 5 Myr in a few pc^3. What kind of clouds form these clusters, and what do the clusters do to their clouds? With ALMA, the SMA and TEXES we measure molecules, ions and dust with high spatial and spectral resolution. We have found infalling molecular streams, outflowing ions, and narrow interaction zones between them. The star formation efficiency is very high and the embedding clouds are hot and dusty.