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
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings (ASSSP, volume 36)
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Table of contents (98 papers)
Review of Prof.Whitworth’s Work
Low-Mass Star Formation
Young Circumstellar Discs
About this book
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.
- Circumstellar Discs
- Computational Star Formation
- Initial Mass Function
- Molecular Clouds
- Prostellar Discs
- Star Formation
- The Work of A.P. Whitworth
- Triggered Star Formation
- Whitworth’s Work
Editors and Affiliations
Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
Dimitris Stamatellos, Derek Ward-Thompson
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
About the editors
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.
Book Title: The Labyrinth of Star Formation
Editors: Dimitris Stamatellos, Simon Goodwin, Derek Ward-Thompson
Series Title: Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-03040-1Published: 16 April 2014
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-37463-5Published: 23 August 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-03041-8Published: 03 April 2014
Series ISSN: 1570-6591
Series E-ISSN: 1570-6605
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXXII, 522
Number of Illustrations: 42 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
Topics: Astrophysics, Astronomy, Observations and Techniques, Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics, Cosmology, Space Physics