4/7 seminar: Fabian Hatch, UNC at Chapel Hill: Molecular Cloud and Star Formation

in Seminars
April 3rd, 2014

Astrophysics Seminar Series

Molecular Cloud and Star Formation: Why Accretion Matters

Fabian Heitch
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Monday, April 7, 2014
Refreshments at 3:15pm in CAS 500
Talk begins at 3:30pm in CAS 502


“Molecular clouds are filamentary” – with this statement one certainly cannot go wrong, especially given the recent- abundant – observational evidence for filamentary molecular cloud structure. While filament formation, structure, and
fragmentation has been explored abundantly, the role of the ambient gas reservoir on a filament’s evolution is less clear. I will discuss observational and theoretical attempts to quantify the role of accretion for the evolution of filamentary molecular clouds.