Special Session SS15
1 July 2021
Molecules in starless and pre-stellar cores: tools to understand low- and high-mass star-formation
Starless and pre-stellar cores are the earliest stages in the formation of stars and planetary systems. Molecules are an essential tool to understand the chemistry and physics at the dawn of star formation. Several studies showed that a memory of chemical processes that happen in this early stage is kept after the ignition of the protostar and also during the process of planet formation, as witnessed by the cometary ice composition. Furthermore, molecular tracers are used to study the kinematics and physical properties of the gas in the process of star-formation.
Paola Caselli (MPE, Germany), Peter Schilke (University of Cologne, Germany), Silvia Spezzano (Chair, MPE, Germany), Mario Tafalla (Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Spain), Jonathan Tan (Chalmers University, Sweden), Charlotte Vastel (IRAP, France), Eva Wirström (Chalmers University, Sweden).
Silvia Spezzano (spezzano @ mpe.mpg.de)
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