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Star formation rates on global and cloud scales within the Galactic Centre

Barnes, AT, Longmore, SN, Battersby, C, Bally, J and Kruijssen, JMD (2017) Star formation rates on global and cloud scales within the Galactic Centre. In: Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union , 11 (322). pp. 147-148. (IAU Symposium No. 322 The Multi-Messenger Astrophysics of the Galactic Centre, 18-22 July 2016, Cairns, Australia).

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The environment within the inner few hundred parsecs of the Milky Way, known as the "Central Molecular Zone" (CMZ), harbours densities and pressures orders of magnitude higher than the Galactic Disc; akin to that at the peak of cosmic star formation (Kruijssen & Longmore 2013). Previous studies have shown that current theoretical star-formation models under-predict the observed level of star-formation (SF) in the CMZ by an order of magnitude given the large reservoir of dense gas it contains. Here we explore potential reasons for this apparent dearth of star formation activity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.GA; astro-ph.GA
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 10:40
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:14
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4215
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