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Dr. Christine Wilson - McMaster University


Title: Dense gas and star formation in nearby starburst galaxies with ALMA

Description: With its high sensitivity, excellent angular resolution, and wide spectral coverage, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array is revolutionizing our view of galaxies in the nearby universe. ALMA is particularly important for studying the dense molecular gas that is the fuel for star formation. I will describe our work on the link between dense gas and star formation for a sample of 9 nearby galaxies from the ALMA data archive, which includes measuring the resolved correlation between gas and star formation at extremely star formation rate surface densities and identifying a new molecular line that appears to be an excellent tracer of the densest star forming gas.

Speaker: Dr. Christine Wilson

Institution: McMaster University

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Topic: Physics & Astronomy Collolquium
Time: Oct 28, 2020 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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