Fire from Ice - Massive Star Birth from Infrared Dark Clouds
Paper in proceedings, 2017

I review massive star formation in our Galaxy, focussing on initial conditions in Infrared Dark Clouds (IRDCs), including the search for massive pre-stellar cores (PSCs), and modeling of later stages of massive protostars, i.e., hot molecular cores (HMCs). I highlight how developments in astrochemistry, coupled with rapidly improving theoretical/computational and observational capabilities are helping to improve our understanding of the complex process of massive star formation.


Jonathan Tan

Galactic Astrophysics

University of Florida

University of Virginia

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

1743-9213 (ISSN) 1743-9221 (eISSN)

Vol. 13 S332 139-152

IAU Symposium No.332, 2017
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