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Global and local star formation with state-of-the-art physics

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Project "AdvancedStarForm" data sheet

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Organization address
address: NORREGADE 10
postcode: 1165

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 200˙194 €
 EC max contribution 200˙194 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2017-12-14


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET DK (KOBENHAVN) coordinator 200˙194.00


 Project objective

New stars form within large turbulent complexes harboring several thousands of solar masses of cold gas: the molecular clouds. The diffuse gas collapses gravitationally and heats up via compression until nuclear fusion reactions ignite and the star comes to life. The full description involves an intricate interplay between large-scale environmental factors and small-scale processes close to the star, connecting a number of physical mechanisms, including magnetic fields, self-gravity, radiative transfer, and time dependent chemistry.

The aim of the project is to construct a unified description of star formation, from large to small scales, using the world's most advanced numerical physics. A two-way approach will be used: the global approach (I) will deal with the dynamics of interstellar gas on the turbulent cloud scale, while the local approach (II) will concentrate on the formation of the protostellar seed.

The objectives are:

- Ia. Carry out a parameter study of the effects of cloud mass, turbulence, radiative transfer, and magnetization on stellar populations in giant molecular clouds - Ib. Create a realistic model for protostellar radiative and outflow feedback and examine its effects on the star formation efficiency - Ic. Quantify the effects of supernova-triggered star formation - IIa. Simulate the formation of single protostars using extremely detailed physics (non-ideal MHD, multi-frequency radiative transfer) - IIb. Incorporate for the first time into the simulations a chemistry module which interacts with the gas and radiation field - IIc. Study episodic accretion events in protostars to try and explain under-luminous young stellar objects.

This is an ambitious, strongly multidisciplinary program, which fits perfecty in the research activities of the host institute. To ensure the project's success, I have a proven record of working with the different numerical techniques required, as well as an excellent understanding of astronomical observations.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 P. Marchand, J. Masson, G. Chabrier, P. Hennebelle, B. Commerçon, N. Vaytet
Chemical solver to compute molecule and grain abundances and non-ideal MHD resistivities in prestellar core-collapse calculations
published pages: A18, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201526780
Astronomy & Astrophysics 592 2019-06-18
2017 N. Vaytet, T. Haugbølle
A grid of one-dimensional low-mass star formation collapse models
published pages: A116, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201628194
Astronomy & Astrophysics 598 2019-06-18
2018 Neil Vaytet, Benoît Commerçon, Jacques Masson, Matthias González, Gilles Chabrier
Protostellar birth with ambipolar and ohmic diffusion
published pages: , ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI:
Astronomy & Astrophysics in press 2019-06-18

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