How are molecular outflows made?

Speaker: Dr Turlough Downes (School of MAthematical Sciences, DCU)

Time: 2:00PM
Date: Tue 29th May 2007

Location: CASL Seminar Room - Belfield Office Park

Perhaps counter-intuitively, when stars are forming large fluxes of material are observed moving away from the forming star. Some of these outflows are extremely well collimated and fast, while others (molecular outflows) are slow, cold and not particularly well collimated. The relationship between these two outflows has been the subject of research for some time. We outline one of the more promising theories relating these two kinds of outflows and show how more accurate determinations of the physical characteristics can be made from observational data.

(This talk is part of the CASL Computational Science series.)