30 September 2019 to 4 October 2019
Niels Bohr Institute
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Regulation of star formation by stellar feedback from individual massive stars

2 Oct 2019, 11:30
Niels Bohr Institute

Niels Bohr Institute

Conference Mon-Wed: Auditorium A Blegdamsvej 17 Hackathon Thu-Fri: "Skolestuen" (on 1st floor) Geological Museum, Oster Voldgade 7


Dr Rebekka Bieri (MPA)


The interstellar medium (ISM) is notoriously difficult to reproduce in simulations. The standard approach models star formation following a Schmidt law and performs feedback with the same single instantaneous injections of the SN energy per stellar population particle. I will present an alternative method using sink particles to represent individual star clusters. This allows for each stellar cluster to have its own stellar population with individual delay time distributions. Stellar feedback from massive stars, in the form of radiation, winds, and SNe, is coupled to the sink particles following stellar evolution tracks. I will discuss applications to molecular cloud and galactic disc simulations.

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