Comparison between simulations and theory: where we stand

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Abstract

In this paper I relate progress in the simulation of star formation to a remarkable early (1962) paper by Fowler and Hoyle who analyzed star formation in terms of the relevant energies starting from the formation of a large (100 pc) cloud and ending with the final mass distribution of the stars. The way in which modern simulations have clarified and corrected the Fowler-Hoyle picture, and areas where we could improve our simulations, are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union [P]
EditorsJ Alves, B G Elmegreen, J M Girart, V Trimble
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages521 - 526
Number of pages6
Volume6
ISBN (Print)1743-9213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Astronomical Union Symposium 2010 - Barcelona Catalonia, Spain
Duration: 31 May 20104 Jun 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union Symposium 2010
Abbreviated titleIAU Symposium 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona Catalonia
Period31/05/104/06/10

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