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ISM3: Massive Star Formation in the Milky Way

Session Organisers:

Melvin Hoare (Leeds, UK) and Henrik Beuther (MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany)

Massive star formation underpins much of astrophysics from feedback into the ISM, the evolution of galaxies and signposting the very first objects in the universe. Our own Milky Way provides a close-up view which is an essential part of the effort to understand the physical processes controlling the birth of massive stars. This parallel session will focus on the rapid progress in our understanding of massive star formation in the Galaxy as a result of recent advances in survey astronomy.

Wide field surveys are allowing us to elucidate the conditions, environments and manner in which massive stars form with samples that at last have a firm statistical basis. These result from new surveys such as IPHAS(ING)/VPHAS(VST), UKIDSS(UKIRT)/VVV(VISTA), GLIMPSE(Spitzer), Hi-GAL (Herschel), ATLASGAL(APEX)/JPS(JCMT), MMB(Parkes/Effelsberg) and CORNISH(ATCA/VLA). UK and German astronomers lead most of these surveys and the NAM will be a good opportunity to bring the two communities together. Topics will include the Galactic distribution, evolutionary sequences and phase lifetimes, massive young clusters, triggering and star formation efficiency and the local Schmidt-Kennicutt law in an extragalactic context.

 

This is a complete listing of all 25 entries


Poster Session B
The G305 star-forming complex: Embedded Massive Star Formation Discovered by Herschel Hi-GAL  Alessandro Faimali
Peering into the Heart of Massive Star formation with the Herschel EPoS survey  Sarah Ragan
Radio Continuum Sources associated with 6.7GHz methanol masers.  Dr Adam Avison
Tracing the Mass Distribution in Star-Forming Cores Using Ammonia  Lawrence Morgan
The W51 Main/South SFR complex seen through 6-GHz OH and methanol masers  Sandra Etoka
Modelling CO bandhead emission in massive young stellar objects  John Ilee
IRDCs in the Herschel HiGAL Survey in the range l=300-330  Derek Ward-Thompson
Infall and Outflows in Massive Star Forming Regions.  Catherine McGuire
HARP 12CO J=3-2 Submillimeter Observations of the Cygnus X Giant Molecular Cloud  David Carretero
MOLECULAR OUTFLOWS TOWARD METHANOL MASERS: Detection methods and calculations of their properties  Lientjie (H.M.) de Villiers

Wednesday 28th 17:00-18:15
17:00 Results from the HOPS + MALT90 + HiGAL Galactic Plane Surveys  Steven Longmore
17:15 The effect of spiral arms on star formation in the Galaxy  Toby Moore
17:30 Star formation towards the Scutum tangent and the effects of Galactic environment  David Eden
17:45 Milky Way Project: Tracing massive star formation in the Galactic plane with infrared bubbles  Sarah Kendrew
18:00 Massive YSOs associated with mid-infrared bubbles: evidence for triggered star formation?  Mark Thompson

Thursday 29th 10:00-11:15
10:00 Star Formation in Spitzer Infrared Dark Clouds  Gary Fuller
10:15 High-resolution observations of the internal kinematics of infrared-dark clouds  Sarah Ragan
10:30 APEX (sub)mm study of the filamentary IRDC G304.74+01.32  Oskari Miettinen
10:45 Kinematics in Filamentary IRDC  Matias Lackington
11:00 Multi-wavelength and wide-area observations of the massive star forming region G305  Luke Hindson

Thursday 29th 11:45-13:00
11:45 An Infrared Spectral Evolutionary Sequence for Massive Protostars  Stuart Lumsden
12:00 The Lifetimes of Massive Young Stellar Objects and Compact HII Regions  Joseph Mottram
12:15 H2 Outflows in Serpens and Aquila with the UWISH2 Survey  Georgios Ioannidis
12:30 The interplay between molecular and ionized gas surrounding the massive embedded star AFGL 2591  Katharine Johnston
12:45 Ionised and molecular gas dynamics in K3-50A  Pamela Klaassen