Apr 19, 2018

Amiel Sternberg, Tel Aviv University and Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestial Physics and Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation USA

""The Atomic to Molecular (HI-to-H2) Transition in Galaxy Star-Forming Regions""

The atomic to molecular hydrogen (HI-to-H2) phase transition is of fundamental importance for star-formation and the emergence of chemical complexity in the interstellar medium of galaxies.  I will present an overview, and discuss recent theoretical studies, numerical and analytic, of the HI-to-H2 transition in irradiated systems, with applications to the multi-scale behavior observed in star-forming galaxy disks from low- to high-redshift.

Event Details

Apr 19, 2018


4421 Sterling Hall

Coffee served at 3:30pm; talk starts at 3:45pm

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