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The Millimeter Astronomy Legacy Team at 90 GHz (MALT90) Survey

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 5:00am

Speaker Name(s): 

Jonathan Foster

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Yale University
Seminar Type/Subject

Event Details & Abstract: 

I will present initial results from the MALT90 Survey, a survey of 2000+ clumps associated with all phases of high-mass star formation in the southern Galactic Plane. After describing the survey, I will show our work towards finding the distances to MALT90 objects via both kinematic and extinction distances. I will present the results of a study examining the chemical trends in MALT90 objects. I will also present a local version of the surface-density versus star-formation rate relation (aka the Kennicutt-Schmidt relation). MALT90 is a finding chart for interesting ALMA targets, and I will briefly discuss our ALMA observations of "The Brick", a unique molecular cloud towards the Galactic Center.