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Welcome to the Star Formation division at the AIP!
Our research is dedicated to the study of the formation of stars and the evolution of the interstellar medium in our own galaxy, in other nearby galaxies, and also in the early universe. We are interested in the processes driving and influencing both the formation of stars (environment, metallicity, etc.) and the subsequent formation of planets around these stars. Therefore, we focus on the following fields:
The image shows the resolved nearest binary brown dwarf in the infrared (for more details see here).
The image shows the central star cluster R136 in the extragalactic giant HII region 30 Doradus in the LMC.
The image shows the varying gas density in the ISM. It is taken from a simulation in which turbulence is driven by the magneto-rotational instability.
Our division is part of the EU Research Training Network Constellation on the origin of stellar masses.
The SF division was the coordinating node of the European Commission Research Training Network on The Formation and Evolution of Young Stellar Clusters (2001-2004).
Last modified: April 12th, 2007 by G. Meeus and the SF division.