AS7: Star formation

Module title: AS7: Star formation (AS7)

Module convenor: Joana Oliveira

Module aims:

This course will introduce students to the basics of star formation with a strong observational flavour. Starting from a description of the main stages of star formation, we will focus on how each stage can be observed and characterised. We will discuss the following topics: giant molecular clouds and pre-stellar cores; fragmentation and collapse; observational constraints on the formation of massive and solar-mass stars; universality of star formation; by-products of star formation.

Assessment will focus on individual research of a pre-approved star formation topic.

The assessment essay is due by email on 2nd April.

Duration: 
2hs
Academic year: 
2012-2013
Starts: 
14/02/2013 - 13:00