School of Physics Seminar Programme 2012-2013 - Massive Star Formation in the Milky Way

The Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
10th December, 2012 @ 15:00:00

Massive Star Formation in the Milky Way

New surveys at infrared and radio wavelengths are providing the means
to systematically search our Galaxy for new massive stars in the process
of forming. Although rare, massive stars have a profound affect on their
environment and the evolution of galaxies. The methodologies and
outstanding questions concerning the physical processes in massive star
birth will be discussed.

The speaker is Prof. Melvin Hoare. He obtained his PhD in 1988
at UCL and after periods at Oxford and Heidelberg, joined the star
formation group at Leeds. He performs multi-wavelength
observations of massive star formation, has led various radio
surveys of the galactic plane and is on the science
working group for the next generation Square
Kilometre Array project.