Hunstead Lectures-Mark Krumholz: Star Formation

30 September 2016

The Sydney Institute for Astronomy proudly presents the first series of the prestigious Hunstead Lectures, funded by a generous gift to the University of Sydney - the Dick Hunstead Fund for Astrophysics.

These inaugural lectures are presented by Prof. Mark Krumholz, a world recognized expert in star formation processes, particularly from a theoretical perspective, and engaged in cutting-edge simulations and observations. Prof. Mark Krumholz has recently taken up a staff position at ANU after serving on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz.

In these engaging and dynamical lectures, Mark discusses the main processes that drive star formation, from the chemical and thermodynamic properties of the interstellar medium to the effect of stellar feedback. Each lecture (about one hour long) is followed by a stimulating discussion with PhD students and post-docs.

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