Hunstead Lectures-Mark Krumholz: Star Formation

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First Hunstead Lecturer: Mark Krumholz on Star Formation

The Sydney Institute for Astronomy proudly presents the first series of the prestigious Hunstead Lectures, funded by a generous gift to the University of Sydney - the Dick Hunstead Fund for Astrophysics.

These inaugural lectures are presented by Prof. Mark Krumholz, a world recognized expert in star formation processes, particularly from a theoretical perspective, and engaged in cutting-edge simulations and observations. Prof. Mark Krumholz has recently taken up a staff position at ANU after serving on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz.

In these engaging and dynamical lectures, Mark discusses the main processes that drive star formation, from the chemical and thermodynamic properties of the interstellar medium to the effect of stellar feedback. Each lecture (about one hour long) is followed by a stimulating discussion with PhD students and post-docs.

Until Friday 30 September 2016, it will be possible to access the live stream (audio and slide only) remotely by following this link. Notes that to access the lectures, Adobe Connect Add-in ( or App if using a mobile device) needs to be installed on your device. No registration is required, only a username (you can choose one)

Monday 26 of September 2016: Chemistry and Thermodynamics of the Cold Interstellar Medium

Tuesday 27 of September 2016: Gas Flows, Turbulence, and Instability

Wednesday 28 September 2016: Stellar Feedback and the Regulation of Star Formation

Thursday 29 September 2016: The Star Formation Rate

Mark Krumholz at SIfA

Hunstead Lecture: Mark Krumholz 's last lecture at SIfA

Friday 30 September 2016: The Initial Mass Function