From Interstellar Turbulence to Star Formation

Wednesday 16 Feb 2022 @ 12:00 p.m., Zoom
Associate Prof. Christoph Federrath, ANU; Email: christoph.federrath[at]


The formation of stars is controlled by the interplay between gravity, interstellar turbulence, magnetic fields, and stellar feedback. In this talk, I will try to explain the link between these processes and how they shape the structure of molecular clouds, paving the way towards star formation. A lot of this is based on supercomputer simulations and theoretical models, however, the design of the simulations and theoretical models is ultimately guided by observational evidence.