Frontiers of Star Formation Workshop
Start date: 16 Aug 2012
Address: ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
This workshop aims to explore the unanswered questions in star formation.
Research into the fundamental topic of star formation has come of age in recent years, with the era of major spaced-based facilities such as the Herschel, Chandra, and Spitzer observatories. Such facilities have aided in the investigation of important questions in star formation, such as: how is the formation and evolution of stellar clusters effected by their initial conditions and environment? what are the effects of cluster environment on the processing of circumstellar material of young stars? and more recently with Herschel, what is the relation of core mass to the initial mass function and the filamentary structure observed in molecular clouds? Though we have made great headway in recent times, yet these puzzles remain unsolved.