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Astronomy Tea Talks at Caltech

Mondays, Hameetman auditorium (Cahill)
Tea:  4.00pm
Talk: 4.15pm

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2009 - 2010 season:
1 February 2010 Andrea Urban (JPL)

'The effect of dust-gas energetics on the star formation process'

The origin of the initial mass function has been a puzzle in the field of star
formation for many years. In order to get closer to solving this puzzle, we
use simulations on the scale of a young cluster to model the effect of young
stars on the molecular gas out of which they form. Through the use of simulations
and our dust-gas energetics algorithm, we can see how young stars affect their
environment and the subsequent birth of stars. We find that including dust-gas
energetics has a significant and realistic effect on the mass function.

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