Abstract Details

Name: Sarita Vig
Affiliation: IIST
Conference ID: ASI2017_1437
Title : An insight into massive star formation in dense cores of molecular clouds
Authors and Co-Authors : -
Abstract Type : Invited
Abstract Category : Stars,ISM and the Galaxy
Abstract : The intricacies of the formation process of a star, particularly a massive one, is far from certain. A number of factors are known to affect this process and it is now being contested whether a simple theory can explain the entire process. While a number of factors are being investigated through simulations, the nature of initial conditions as well as the feedback mechanisms are believed to play a significant role in the protostellar evolution. I will give a brief introduction to the current status of our understanding of massive star formation process including observational results that help constrain the theories. I will also present a few examples of massive star formation in different evolutionary stages, from deeply embedded protostellar objects to optically obscured young clusters associated with extended HII regions.