Colloquium: Erica Fogerty (University of Rochester) "From Clouds to Cores: Modeling Star Formation with AstroBEAR2.0"

Date & time

11am–12pm 31 January 2017


Duffield Lecture Theatre (host: Christoph Federrath)


Erica Fogerty (University of Rochester)


 Christoph Federrath

Star formation is inherently a 'multiscale' process. In this talk, I will present an overview of my thesis research in molecular cloud and star formation. In particular, I will focus on the MHD, gravitational, and shock dynamical processes related to structure formation in the ISM, from clouds to cores. To model each of these processes, I have used the numerical code, AstroBEAR. AstroBEAR is a powerful multiphysics, adaptive mesh refinement tool developed at the University of Rochester. It is publicly available, free to download, and suitable for a wide-range of astrophysical contexts.

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