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The physics of high-mass star formation: zooming into AU scales

Principal Investigator
M. S. Nanda Kumar

Theory of high-mass star formation predict specific features: formation of near-equal binary systems, radiation Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities, bloated photosphere. The goals of this project are to use the cutting edge facilities such as VLT, ALMA, JWST, and VLTI-GRAVITY to observationally zoom-in on the nearest targets to examine them at a few hundred AU scales and test/confront theoretical scenarios.

15 December 2016
14 December 2021

Funding Institution
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
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