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SEMINAR: The Origin of Stellar Masses

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Today's date is Wednesday, March 03, 2021
The Origin of Stellar Masses : A seminar by Prof. Mark Krumholz (ANU) as part of the de Laeter colloquium series (joint ICRAR/CASS event) Other events...
The mass distribution of newborn stars, known as the initial mass function (IMF), has a distinct peak at a mass slightly less than that of the Sun. This characteristic stellar mass appears to be nearly invariant across a huge range of star-forming environments within and beyond our Galaxy, and seems to have changed little over most of cosmic time. Explaining its origin and universality is one of the oldest problems in theoretical astrophysics, but a fully successful theory eludes us even today. In this talk, I review theoretical attempts to explain the characteristic mass of stars, and discuss recent progress suggesting that we may be within reach of a solution.
Speaker(s) Prof. Mark Krumholz
Location Austin Lecture Theatre (ARTS:159)
Contact Luca Cortese <[email protected]>
URL https://www.icrar.org/de-laeter-colloquium/
Start Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:00
End Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:00
Submitted by Luca Cortese <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:48
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