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Astronomy - Astrophysics and Astroparticles | The Labyrinth of Star Formation

The Labyrinth of Star Formation

Stamatellos, Dimitris, Goodwin, Simon, Ward-Thompson, Derek (Eds.)

2014, XXXII, 522 p. 200 illus., 158 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview driven by expert reviews of the most current understanding of star formation
  • Presents topics including the initial stages of star formation, triggered star formation, the formation of binary stars and the connection between star formation and planet formation
  • Covers new frontiers in computational methods of star formation

This volume contains the proceedings from the conference "The Labyrinth of Star Formation" that was held in Crete, Greece, in June 2012, to honour the contributions to the study of star formation made by Professor Anthony Whitworth of Cardiff University.

The book covers many aspects of theoretical and observational star formation: low-mass star formation; young circumstellar discs; computational methods; triggered star formation; the stellar initial mass function; high-mass star formation; and stellar clusters. Each section starts with a review paper, followed by papers discussing recent theoretical and observational work.

This volume summarises our current understanding of star formation and is useful for both graduate students and researchers alike.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Accretion - Circumstellar Discs - Computational Star Formation - Initial Mass Function - Molecular Clouds - Prostellar Discs - Star Formation - The Work of A.P. Whitworth - Triggered Star Formation - Whitworth’s Work

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Astrophysics and Astroparticles - Cosmology - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

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