Title: Recent Developments and Challenges in Massive Star Formation
Speaker: 王科 研究员，北京大学
Time: 14:30-16:30, Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 (14:30-16:30)
Location: Physics Building 552
Abstract: Star formation sets the conditions for planet formation and life origin. On large scales, massive stars drive the evolution of galaxies. The formation of massive stars is a fundamentally important yet unresolved problem in astrophysics. In particular, the initial conditions are not well known due to lack of in-depth observations. In recent years, sensitive high-resolution observations of high-mass star formation regions have revealed lines of evidence that challenge the current star formation theory. I will review these surprising observational results and discuss how further, systematic observing campaigns are designed to put more stringent constraints on the initial conditions of high-mass star formation across our Galaxy.