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The Atomic to Molecular (HI-to-H2) Transition in Galaxy Star-Forming Regions

Date and Time: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 01:30pm -
Location: Serin 330

Speaker: Amiel Sternberg (Tev Aviv University, Flatiron Institute, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)

The atomic to molecular hydrogen (HI-to-H2) phase transition is of fundamental importance for star-formation and the emergence of chemical complexity in the interstellar medium of galaxies. I will present an overview, and discuss recent theoretical studies, numerical and analytic, of the HI-to-H2 transition in irradiated systems, with applications to the multi-scale behavior observed in star-forming galaxy disks from low- to high-redshift.

Hosts: Andrew Baker, John Wu

Extra Info: Refreshments to follow in room W332.