Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings

The Labyrinth of Star Formation

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

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

Dimitris Stamatellos is Research Associate at Cardiff University, UK. His research interests include star and planet formation, brown dwarf and planet formation from disc fragmentation, computational radiative transfer, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, and radiative transfer in hydrodynamic simulations, to name a few.

Simon Goodwin is Lecturer in Astrophysics at the University of Sheffield, UK. His research interests include hydrodynamic simulations of star formation, the formation of very-low mass stars and brown dwarfs, the formation and evolution of multiple star systems and the formation and early evolution of star clusters.

Derek Ward-Thompson is Director of the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute of Maths, Physics and Astronomy at the University of Central Lancashire and President of the UK Society of Popular Science.

Table of contents (98 chapters)

  • The Life and Times of Anthony Peter Whitworth

    Ward-Thompson, Derek

    Pages 3-12

  • Working with Ant Whitworth

    Goodwin, Simon

    Pages 13-14

  • The Formation of Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs

    Stamatellos, Dimitris

    Pages 17-24

  • From the Companion Mass Ratio Distribution to the Planetary Mass Function: Using Multiple Systems to Constrain Models of Star and Planet Formation

    Reggiani, Maddalena (et al.)

    Pages 25-29

  • Radio Emission from YSOs: Tackling the (Reverse) Luminosity Problem

    Scaife, Anna M. M.

    Pages 31-34

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Labyrinth of Star Formation
Editors
  • Dimitris Stamatellos
  • Simon Goodwin
  • Derek Ward-Thompson
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03041-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03041-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03040-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37463-5
Series ISSN
1570-6591
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 522
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
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