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Astrochemistry and the first steps toward star and planet formation

Prof. Dr. Paola Caselli (Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching)

Datum:  25.01.2016 17:15 Uhr – 18:30 Uhr

Ort: Hörsaal H 030, Fakultät für Physik der LMU, Schellingstraße 4, München

Stars and planetary systems form within dense (≈ 105 H2 molecules per cc) and cold (≈ 10K) fragments of interstellar molecular clouds. Molecules are unique tracers of the physical/chemical conditions and dynamical evolution of these regions. Thus, astrochemistry is crucial to identify the ideal molecule and transition to observe. In this talk I will review results obtained from astrochemical studies of interstellar objects in the earliest stages of star and planet formation. Links to our solar systems will also be presented.