089 – Dr Daniel Price – Stellar Formation

I talk to Dr Daniel Price, Monash Fellow from the School of Mathematics at Monash University in Melbourne Australia, about how stars form. We discuss:

– Star formation
– What constitutes a star?
– The first stars in the universe
– Current star formation
– For a given gas cloud, how many stars typically form?
– The Jeans Mass
– The initial mass function
– The evolution of massive stars v regular stars
– What happens to dead stars?
– Formation of stars in clusters and binaries
– The role of turbulence in star formation

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