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Feedback & Self Regulation in Star Formation: Driver of the Galactic Ecology

Friday April 21, 2017
4:00 pm

 Presenter:  Professor John Bally, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
 Series:  Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
 Abstract:  The energy and momentum injected by forming stars into the surrounding interstellar medium (ISM)limits the star formation efficiency, the fraction of the parent cloud's mass converted into stars. I will describe the "feedback ladder" of ever more powerful processes which drive the "Galactic ecology"; protostellar outflows, soft-UV, ionizing-UV, radiation pressure, stellar winds, and explosive transients such as supernovae. I will argue that chaotic N-body dynamics and feedback dominate the properties of the stars, clusters, and associations produced by the star formation process.
 Web Site:    Bally et al. 2017, arXiv170101906B
 Host:  Tony Hull
 File:  http://panda3.phys.unm.edu:/videos/Colloquium-170421-Bally.mp4
 Location:  Room 125, Dane Smith Hall

Refreshments will be available before the colloquium, at 03:45 pm, in in the lobby of Dane Smith Hall.

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