Special Issue "Advances in Star Formation in the Milky Way"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 711
Interests: star formation; magnetic fields in molecular clouds; galactic HI surveys
Star formation is a key component of the cosmic baryon cycle. It plays a vital role in the formation and evolution of galaxies, and is a prerequisite to planet formation. While the study of extragalactic star formation focuses on how interstellar gas and dust turn into stars over a whole galaxy, the research on star formation in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is unique in revealing the underlying physics in the formation of a single star, the formation of a binary or multiple star, and the formation of a star cluster. Over the past decades, cumulating observational, theoretical, and numerical efforts have greatly enriched our knowledge of the star formation process in our Galaxy. This Special Issue is to gather around recent works in the study of Galactic star formation, aimed at highlighting significant progresses addressing open questions in the context. We welcome contributions on various topics of Galactic star formation, including but not limited to the formation and dynamics of hierarchical molecular cloud structures, ranging from giant molecular clouds (GMCs) to dense cloud cores, the nature of interstellar turbulence and its impact on molecular cloud evolution, the strength and morphology of interstellar magnetic fields and their roles in star formation, the origin of initial mass function (IMF) and its relation to star cluster formation, the initial conditions and mass assembly processes leading to the birth of stars of different masses, the mechanisms of binary and multiple star formation, jets, outflows, and accretion disks in protostars and young stellar objects (YSOs), star formation in extreme environments such as the Galactic center and mini starburst regions, feedbacks from newborn stars.
Prof. Dr. Keping Qiu
Dr. Guangxing Li
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- molecular clouds
- massive star formation
- star cluster formation
- initial mass function
- interstellar turbulence
- interstellar magnetic fields
- young stellar objects
- jets and outflows
- circumstellar disks