Nov 21, 2013

Amanda Kepley, NRAO

"Constraining the Physics of Star Formation in Galaxies Using the JVLA and GBT"

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Understanding how galaxies evolve requires understanding the properties of the
young massive stars that mediate their structure and evolution and understanding
the conditions under which these stars form.  The latest generation of radio and
submillimeter telescopes are revolutionizing our ability to probe both the young
massive stars and the dense molecular gas out of which they form. In this talk,
I will present observations from the JVLA and GBT that demonstrate the
capabilities of these telescopes and how they can tell us about the properties
of the dense gas ionized by the young  massive stars in the center of a galaxy
much like our own and the properties of the dense molecular gas in a starburst
environment.

Event Details

Date:
Nov 21, 2013

Time:
3:30–5pm

Location:
4421 Sterling Hall

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

Speaker Host:
Eric Wilcots

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