Astrophysics Seminar

Astrolunch: Shmuel Bialy

Sun, 08/11/2020 - 17:00 to 18:00

How stars form in the turbulent-multiphase interstellar medium?

I will begin with a broad review of the field of star formation and its relation to galaxy evolution pointing to some pressing open questions.
I will then dive into the star-forming interstellar medium (ISM), asking the question, which process may regulate star formation?
I will discuss the multiphase structure of the ISM, key heating-cooling and chemical processes, and interstellar turbulence, all of which may play an important role in regulating star formation.