CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2008
 27 March 2008

27 March 2008

Speaker: Lori Allen (CfA)

Title: (Some) highlights from Spitzer studies of star formation

Abstract:I will discuss recent results on Milky Way star forming regions, using data primarily from the Spitzer Space Telescope. These new, large samples from Spitzer Legacy, GO and GTO surveys provide constraints on theories of star formation in clusters and throughout molecular clouds, and allow us to derive global properties (like star formation rates and efficiencies) for nearby clouds and their dense cores. I will demonstrate how the Spitzer surveys help us to understand where stars form and what the timescales are for protostellar evolution, planet formation, and disk dissipation.

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