Cambridge Astronomical Association
Cambridge Young Astronomers


Speaker Meeting

Star Formation
Friday 15th July 2022
Start time : 20:00

Speaker : Dr Kate Pattle

Star formation is a key unsolved problem in modern astrophysics, because how and where stars form has consequences from understanding how galaxies evolve to the hunt for Earth-like planets around other stars in the Milky Way. In this talk I will discuss our understanding of how new stars form from the interstellar medium - the gas and dust between the stars of the Milky Way. I will also discuss what we know about how planets form around these new stars, and the extent to which our Solar System is unusual.

This will be held in person at the Institute of Astronomy - doors open 7:30pm

About our speaker:

Kate Pattle is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at UCL, working on star formation and interstellar medium evolution in the Milky Way, and particularly the role of magnetic fields in the star formation process. Her research makes use of a range of far-infrared and submillimetre telescopes, particularly the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array.

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